Bodycote (LON:BOY)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by Deutsche Bank in a report issued on Friday.
BOY has been the topic of several other reports. Royal Bank of Canada started coverage on shares of Bodycote in a research note on Tuesday, November 20th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Bank of America decreased their price target on shares of Bodycote from GBX 850 ($11.11) to GBX 780 ($10.19) and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Bodycote in a research note on Thursday, November 15th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price target on shares of Bodycote from GBX 855 ($11.17) to GBX 840 ($10.98) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday. Finally, Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Bodycote in a research note on Thursday, January 17th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Bodycote presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 937.27 ($12.25).
Bodycote stock opened at GBX 835 ($10.91) on Friday. Bodycote has a 12-month low of GBX 673 ($8.79) and a 12-month high of GBX 1,077 ($14.07). The stock has a market cap of $1.59 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a current ratio of 1.19.
Bodycote plc provides thermal processing services worldwide. The company operates in two business areas, Aerospace, Defence & Energy; and Automotive & General Industrial. It offers heat treatment services, including altering the microstructure of metals and alloys, such as steel and aluminum to impart properties comprising surface hardness, temperature resistance, ductility, and strength; metal joining services consisting of electron beam welding, and vacuum and honeycomb brazing; and Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) services, including HIP product fabrication, isostatic pressing, and HIP supporting services.
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