Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) Receives Average

Shares of Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA – Get Rating) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eight ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 8,860 ($108.53).

Several analysts have weighed in on CRDA shares. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 9,000 ($110.24) price objective on shares of Croda International in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 8,700 ($106.57) price objective on shares of Croda International in a research report on Wednesday, March 30th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft decreased their target price on Croda International from GBX 9,300 ($113.91) to GBX 8,600 ($105.34) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Friday, March 4th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “underweight” rating on shares of Croda International in a report on Wednesday, April 20th.

LON:CRDA opened at GBX 6,304 ($77.22) on Monday. The business has a 50 day moving average of GBX 6,846.32 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 7,709.98. The company has a market capitalization of £8.80 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.47. Croda International has a 1-year low of GBX 5,862 ($71.80) and a 1-year high of £105.05 ($128.67). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 53.00, a current ratio of 1.94 and a quick ratio of 0.95.

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In other news, insider Jez K. Maiden sold 280 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 8,000 ($97.99), for a total value of £22,400 ($27,437.53). Over the last three months, insiders bought 6 shares of company stock worth $42,052.

Croda International Company Profile (Get Rating)

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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