Shares of Bodycote PLC (LON:BOY) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the fifteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and ten have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 753.21 ($9.68).

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on BOY. Liberum Capital boosted their price target on shares of Bodycote PLC from GBX 660 ($8.48) to GBX 910 ($11.69) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 880 ($11.30) price target on shares of Bodycote PLC in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 770 ($9.89) price target on shares of Bodycote PLC in a report on Thursday, May 11th. HSBC Holdings plc boosted their price target on shares of Bodycote PLC from GBX 675 ($8.67) to GBX 850 ($10.92) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 6th. Finally, Peel Hunt boosted their price target on shares of Bodycote PLC from GBX 740 ($9.51) to GBX 900 ($11.56) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 5th.

Shares of Bodycote PLC (BOY) opened at 774.50 on Monday. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.47 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 803.76 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 718.61. Bodycote PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 500.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 845.50.

In related news, insider Stephen C. Harris sold 1,351 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 818 ($10.51), for a total value of £11,051.18 ($14,195.48).

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About Bodycote PLC

Bodycote plc is a provider of thermal processing services. The Company has six operating segments, split between Aerospace, Defense and Energy (ADE) and Automotive and General Industrial (AGI) business areas: ADE-Western Europe; ADE-North America; ADE-Emerging markets; AGI-Western Europe; AGI-North America, and AGI-Emerging markets.

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