Smiths Group (LON:SMIN)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at Liberum Capital in a research note issued on Friday, September 20th, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.
SMIN has been the topic of several other reports. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Smiths Group in a report on Wednesday, July 3rd. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Smiths Group in a report on Thursday, July 11th. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Smiths Group to a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,850 ($24.17) price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 29th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Smiths Group to an “overweight” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from GBX 1,660 ($21.69) to GBX 1,760 ($23.00) in a report on Wednesday, July 24th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Smiths Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,644.29 ($21.49).
SMIN opened at GBX 1,570 ($20.51) on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $6.22 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.48. The stock has a fifty day moving average of GBX 1,603.51 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,535.84. Smiths Group has a fifty-two week low of GBX 1,257 ($16.42) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 1,701 ($22.23). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 65.38, a quick ratio of 1.66 and a current ratio of 2.36.
In related news, insider George Buckley bought 763 shares of Smiths Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 1st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,641 ($21.44) per share, for a total transaction of £12,520.83 ($16,360.68).
Smiths Group Company Profile
Smiths Group plc operates as a technology company severing the medical technology, security and defense, general industrial, oil and gas, and space and commercial aerospace markets worldwide. The company operates in five divisions: John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Smiths Interconnect, and Flex-Tek.
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