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Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ:SIAL) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday , American Banking & Market News reports. The stock traded as high as $102.39 and last traded at $102.21, with a volume of 222,671 shares. The stock had previously closed at $101.48.

A number of research firms have recently commented on SIAL. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Sigma-Aldrich in a research note on Friday, May 9th. They now have a $102.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Sigma-Aldrich in a research note on Friday, April 25th. They now have a $95.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Mizuho raised their price target on shares of Sigma-Aldrich from $85.00 to $95.00 in a research note on Friday, April 25th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $88.63.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $99.04 and a 200-day moving average of $94.91. The company has a market cap of $12.149 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.75.

Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ:SIAL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 24th. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $689.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $690.60 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.03 earnings per share. Sigma-Aldrich’s revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Sigma-Aldrich will post $4.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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