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Shares of Spectris plc (LON:SXS) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seventeen analysts that are covering the company, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation, nine have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,458.44 ($40.68).

Shares of Spectris plc (LON:SXS) opened at 1958.00 on Monday. Spectris plc has a one year low of GBX 1862.9999 and a one year high of GBX 2572.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 2026. and its 200-day moving average is GBX 2230.. The company’s market cap is £2.324 billion.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 16th will be given a dividend of GBX 16 ($0.26) per share. This represents a yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 16th.

A number of research firms have recently commented on SXS. Analysts at Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Spectris plc in a research note on Monday, August 4th. They now have a GBX 2,430 ($40.21) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at N+1 Singer cut their price target on shares of Spectris plc from GBX 2,300 ($38.06) to GBX 2,050 ($33.92) in a research note on Monday, August 4th. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Investec cut their price target on shares of Spectris plc from GBX 2,720 ($45.01) to GBX 2,580 ($42.69) in a research note on Wednesday, July 30th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

Spectris plc designs, develops and markets instrumentation and controls. It operates in four segments: Materials Analysis provides products that enable customers to assess structure, composition, quantity and quality of particles and materials, during their research and development (LON:SXS) process; Test and Measurement supplies test, measurement and analysis equipment and software for product design optimization, manufacturing control and environmental monitoring systems; In-line Instrumentation provides process analytical measurement, asset monitoring and on-line controls for both primary processing and the converting industries, and Industrial Controls provides products and solutions that monitor, control, inform, track and trace during the production process.

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