Croda International (OTCMKTS:COIHY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Tuesday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “Croda International plc engages in the manufacture and distribution of specialty chemicals. Its operating segment consists of Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies and Industrial Chemicals. Personal Care segment offers ingredients for the personal care industry such as skin care, sun care, hair care, colour cosmetics and toiletries. Life Sciences segment comprises the health care business, which delivers ingredients and formulation expertise to pharmaceutical and nutritional markets and the crop care business which provides ingredients and formulation expertise to agrochemical companies. Performance Technologies segment includes lubricants, coatings and polymers, geo technologies, polymer additives and home care. Industrial Chemicals segment provides bio-based phase change material for thermal management, dispersants and additives for catalysts, electronics and advance ceramics. Croda International plc is headquartered in Goole, the United Kingdom. “

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Barclays restated an “underweight” rating on shares of Croda International in a research note on Thursday, March 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “underweight” rating on shares of Croda International in a research note on Tuesday, March 23rd. UBS Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Croda International in a research note on Wednesday, April 14th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Croda International in a research note on Thursday, April 22nd. Finally, Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Croda International in a research note on Thursday, March 4th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.00.

Shares of Croda International stock traded up $1.26 on Tuesday, hitting $47.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,232 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,166. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a current ratio of 2.28. Croda International has a 1 year low of $29.48 and a 1 year high of $50.32. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $46.08 and a 200-day moving average price of $44.19. The company has a market capitalization of $13.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.34 and a beta of 0.84.

About Croda International

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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