Shares of Johnson Matthey PLC (OTCMKTS:JMPLY) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six brokerages that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Johnson Matthey from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Johnson Matthey from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Finally, Berenberg Bank upgraded shares of Johnson Matthey from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 15th.

Johnson Matthey (JMPLY) traded down $0.60 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $92.70. 200 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 593. Johnson Matthey has a 12-month low of $71.10 and a 12-month high of $97.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a current ratio of 1.99.

The business also recently declared a None dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 16th. Investors of record on Monday, December 4th will be given a dividend of $0.556 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 1st.

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Johnson Matthey Company Profile

Johnson Matthey Plc is a specialty chemicals company. The Company operates in five divisions: Emission Control Technologies, which is a manufacturer of catalysts and catalyst systems for vehicles and industry; Process Technologies, which is a supplier of catalysts, licensing technologies and other services to the syngas, oleo/biochemical, petrochemical, oil refining and gas processing industries; Precious Metal Products, which is organized into its Services businesses, which include management, distribution, refining and recycling of precious metals, and its Manufacturing businesses, which fabricates products using precious metals or related materials, platinum group metal catalysts and platinum group metal chemicals; Fine Chemicals, which is a supplier of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), custom services and catalyst technologies, and New Businesses, which focuses on its Battery Technologies, Atmosphere Control Technologies and Fuel Cells Businesses.

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