Shares of Bodycote PLC (LON:BOY) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday after Liberum Capital raised their price target on the stock from GBX 1,025 to GBX 1,050. Liberum Capital currently has a buy rating on the stock. Bodycote traded as high as GBX 1,043 ($14.14) and last traded at GBX 983.50 ($13.34), with a volume of 848958 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 951.50 ($12.90).
BOY has been the subject of several other reports. Barclays restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,035 ($14.04) target price on shares of Bodycote in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Numis Securities reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 925 ($12.54) price target on shares of Bodycote in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 900 ($12.21) price target on shares of Bodycote in a report on Friday, September 29th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 965 ($13.09) price target on shares of Bodycote in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Bodycote to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 990 ($13.43) price target on the stock. in a report on Monday, December 4th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 919.55 ($12.47).
The stock has a market cap of $1,890.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 2,398.78.
Bodycote plc is a provider of thermal processing services. The Company has six operating segments, split between Aerospace, Defense and Energy (ADE) and Automotive and General Industrial (AGI) business areas: ADE-Western Europe; ADE-North America; ADE-Emerging markets; AGI-Western Europe; AGI-North America, and AGI-Emerging markets.
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