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Sigma-Aldrich Corp. (NASDAQ:SIAL) SVP Karen J. Miller unloaded 1,133 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.62, for a total value of $108,337.46. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 5,009 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $478,961. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on SIAL shares. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Sigma-Aldrich Corp. in a research note on Monday, February 10th. They now have a $97.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at UBS AG raised their price target on shares of Sigma-Aldrich Corp. from $74.00 to $82.00 in a research note on Friday, February 7th. They now have a “sell” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at KeyCorp raised their price target on shares of Sigma-Aldrich Corp. to $104.00 in a research note on Friday, December 27th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $84.33.

Sigma-Aldrich Corp. (NASDAQ:SIAL) traded up 0.01% on Thursday, hitting $93.78. 399,548 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Sigma-Aldrich Corp. has a 52-week low of $73.24 and a 52-week high of $96.87. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $92.97 and a 200-day moving average of $87.71. The company has a market cap of $11.202 billion and a P/E ratio of 23.10.

Sigma-Aldrich Corp. (NASDAQ:SIAL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 6th. The company reported $1.02 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $684.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $675.97 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.96 earnings per share. Sigma-Aldrich Corp.’s revenue was up 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Sigma-Aldrich Corp. will post $4.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, March 14th. Investors of record on Friday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.23 per share. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 26th. This is an increase from Sigma-Aldrich Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22.

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation is a life science and high technology company. The Company develops, manufactures, purchases and distributes the range of chemicals, biochemicals and equipment available globally and also provides global biopharmaceutical testing services.

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