Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Croda International Plc (LON:CRDAGet Rating) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 8,033.33 ($96.94).

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. The Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Croda International in a research note on Tuesday, February 7th. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 8,200 ($98.95) target price on shares of Croda International in a research report on Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “underweight” rating and issued a GBX 6,200 ($74.82) target price on shares of Croda International in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Numis Securities restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 8,700 ($104.98) target price on shares of Croda International in a research report on Monday, February 6th.

Croda International Stock Performance

Shares of LON:CRDA opened at GBX 6,648 ($80.22) on Friday. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is GBX 6,865.24 and its 200 day simple moving average is GBX 6,788.11. The stock has a market capitalization of £9.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,432.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 8.54 and a beta of 0.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 25.33, a current ratio of 2.38 and a quick ratio of 2.25. Croda International has a 1 year low of GBX 5,862 ($70.74) and a 1 year high of GBX 8,082.06 ($97.53).

Croda International Increases Dividend

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 27th will be issued a dividend of GBX 61 ($0.74) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.88%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 27th. This is a positive change from Croda International’s previous dividend of $47.00. Croda International’s payout ratio is 2,327.59%.

About Croda International

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Croda International Plc creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, and Latin America. It operates through four segments: Consumer Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies, and Industrial Chemicals. The company offers adhesives; crop protection additives and adjuvants, seed enhancement and animal health chemicals, chemical bio-stimulants, and specialty additives for agricultural films; and lubricant additives, coatings and polymers, vehicle cleaning chemicals, and products for automotive textiles and fibers, as well as specialty additives for plastics, and battery and catalyst industries.

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