Croda International (LON:CRDA) had its price objective decreased by Goldman Sachs Group from GBX 4,625 ($60.84) to GBX 4,500 ($59.19) in a report released on Friday morning, Stock Target Advisor reports. Goldman Sachs Group currently has a sell rating on the stock.

CRDA has been the topic of a number of other reports. Liberum Capital restated a hold rating on shares of Croda International in a report on Friday. Barclays lowered shares of Croda International to an equal weight rating and reduced their price objective for the company from GBX 5,300 ($69.72) to GBX 5,000 ($65.77) in a report on Monday, December 9th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Croda International in a research report on Wednesday. Berenberg Bank downgraded shares of Croda International to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, February 13th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Croda International in a research report on Wednesday, November 20th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 4,848.21 ($63.78).

Shares of CRDA traded down GBX 66 ($0.87) during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 4,554 ($59.91). The stock had a trading volume of 1,037,482 shares, compared to its average volume of 455,652. Croda International has a 1-year low of GBX 48.62 ($0.64) and a 1-year high of GBX 5,415 ($71.23). The company’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 5,050.40 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is GBX 4,885.48. The company has a market cap of $5.87 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.89. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 78.01, a current ratio of 1.74 and a quick ratio of 0.93.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 16th will be given a GBX 50.50 ($0.66) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.06%. This is an increase from Croda International’s previous dividend of $39.50. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 16th. Croda International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 0.43%.

Croda International Company Profile

Croda International Plc creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, and Latin America. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies, and Industrial Chemicals. It 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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