Shares of Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) passed above its two hundred day moving average during trading on Friday . The stock has a two hundred day moving average of $1,306.09 and traded as high as $1,564.00. Oxford Instruments shares last traded at $1,548.00, with a volume of 36,555 shares traded.

A number of brokerages have commented on OXIG. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,450 ($18.95) price target on shares of Oxford Instruments in a research report on Tuesday, November 12th. Jefferies Financial Group increased their price objective on Oxford Instruments from GBX 1,070 ($13.98) to GBX 1,530 ($19.99) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 27th. Berenberg Bank upgraded Oxford Instruments to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from GBX 1,400 ($18.29) to GBX 1,825 ($23.85) in a research note on Friday, November 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price objective on Oxford Instruments from GBX 1,180 ($15.42) to GBX 1,462 ($19.10) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 13th. Finally, Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,450 ($18.95) target price on shares of Oxford Instruments in a research report on Tuesday, November 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,529.50 ($19.99).

The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 17.20. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,432.60 and its two-hundred day moving average price is GBX 1,306.09. The stock has a market cap of $888.21 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.34.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 5th will be given a dividend of GBX 4.10 ($0.05) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 5th. This represents a yield of 0.27%. Oxford Instruments’s dividend payout ratio is presently 0.25%.

Oxford Instruments Company Profile (LON:OXIG)

Oxford Instruments plc, through its subsidiaries, researches, develops, manufactures, rents, sells, and services tools and systems in the United States, rest of Europe, rest of Asia, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Germany, and internationally. The company's Nanotechnology Tools segment provides high performance scientific imaging cameras, spectroscopy solutions, and microscopy systems for research and OEM markets; atomic force probe microscopy for materials and bioscience applications; 3D and 4D image visualization and analysis software; and nanoanalysis solutions for materials characterization and nanofabrication on scanning electron microscopes, focussed ion beams, and transmission electron microscopes.

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