Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) in a research note released on Friday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Smiths Group to an overweight rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from GBX 1,660 ($21.69) to GBX 1,760 ($23.00) in a research report on Wednesday, July 24th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Smiths Group in a research report on Wednesday, July 3rd. Morgan Stanley reiterated an equal weight rating on shares of Smiths Group in a research report on Thursday, July 11th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Smiths Group to a buy rating and set a GBX 1,850 ($24.17) price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Smiths Group presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 1,657.50 ($21.66).

LON SMIN opened at GBX 1,620 ($21.17) on Friday. Smiths Group has a twelve month low of GBX 1,257 ($16.42) and a twelve month 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. The stock has a market cap of $6.49 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.16. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,611.20 and its two-hundred day moving average price is GBX 1,530.83.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 17th will be given a dividend of GBX 31.80 ($0.42) per share. This represents a yield of 1.94%. This is a boost from Smiths Group’s previous dividend of $14.10. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 17th. Smiths Group’s payout ratio is presently 0.62%.

In related news, insider George Buckley purchased 763 shares of the stock in a transaction dated 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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