Smiths Group plc (SMIN) To Go Ex-Dividend on October 19th
Smiths Group plc (LON:SMIN) declared a dividend on Friday, September 22nd, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, October 19th will be given a dividend of GBX 29.70 ($0.39) per share on Friday, November 17th. This represents a yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 19th. This is a positive change from Smiths Group plc’s previous dividend of $13.55. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.
Smiths Group plc (SMIN) opened at 1576.00 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,577.64 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 1,595.91. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 6.23 billion. Smiths Group plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,358.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,685.00.
Smiths Group plc (LON:SMIN) last announced its earnings results on Friday, September 22nd. The company reported GBX 97.60 ($1.30) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 94.20 ($1.25) by GBX 3.40 ($0.05). The company had revenue of GBX 328 billion during the quarter. Smiths Group plc had a net margin of 16.18% and a return on equity of 27.36%. Equities research analysts anticipate that Smiths Group plc will post $95.47 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, insider George Buckley acquired 431 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,544 ($20.52) per share, for a total transaction of £6,654.64 ($8,842.20).
SMIN has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their target price on shares of Smiths Group plc from GBX 1,750 ($23.25) to GBX 1,775 ($23.58) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Smiths Group plc in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “buy” rating on shares of Smiths Group plc in a research note on Friday, July 14th. BNP Paribas restated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,630 ($21.66) target price on shares of Smiths Group plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 1,730 ($22.99) target price on shares of Smiths Group plc in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,650 ($21.92).
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Smiths Group plc Company Profile
Smiths Group plc is a technology company. The Company operates in five divisions: John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Smiths Interconnect and Flex-Tek. The John Crane division offers mechanical seals, seal support systems, engineered bearings and power transmission couplings, among others. The Smiths Medical division offers infusion systems, vascular access (including safety needles), patient airway and temperature management equipment, and specialty devices in areas of in vitro fertilization, diagnostics and emergency patient transport.
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