Johnson Matthey PLC (LON:JMAT) insider John Walker bought 15 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 19th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 2,881 ($37.62) per share, for a total transaction of £432.15 ($564.31).

Johnson Matthey PLC (LON:JMAT) opened at 2915.00 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 2,940.41 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 3,044.74. Johnson Matthey PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 2,724.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 3,568.00. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 5.59 billion.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 8th will be paid a dividend of GBX 54.50 ($0.71) per share. This is a boost from Johnson Matthey PLC’s previous dividend of $20.50. This represents a dividend yield of 1.76%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 8th.

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Several brokerages have recently issued reports on JMAT. UBS AG lowered shares of Johnson Matthey PLC to a “sell” rating and dropped their target price for the company from GBX 3,300 ($43.09) to GBX 2,750 ($35.91) in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Johnson Matthey PLC to an “overweight” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from GBX 3,000 ($39.17) to GBX 3,500 ($45.70) in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 3,600 ($47.01) price target on shares of Johnson Matthey PLC in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 3,300 ($43.09) price target on shares of Johnson Matthey PLC in a research report on Thursday, April 6th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 3,200 ($41.79) price target on shares of Johnson Matthey PLC in a research report on Thursday, June 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 3,383.30 ($44.18).

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