Johnson Matthey PLC (LON:JMAT) insider Robert MacLeod sold 1,219 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 2,775 ($36.60), for a total value of £33,827.25 ($44,621.09).

Johnson Matthey PLC (LON:JMAT) traded down 0.14% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 2783.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 523,853 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 2,892.53 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 3,021.13. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 5.34 billion. Johnson Matthey PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 2,724.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 3,568.00.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 8th were paid a GBX 54.50 ($0.72) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 8th. This is an increase from Johnson Matthey PLC’s previous dividend of $20.50.

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Several research firms have issued reports on JMAT. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 3,200 ($42.21) price objective on shares of Johnson Matthey PLC in a research report on Monday. Liberum Capital reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 3,300 ($43.53) target price on shares of Johnson Matthey PLC in a report on Friday, July 28th. Barclays PLC raised Johnson Matthey PLC to an “overweight” rating and upped their target price for the company from GBX 3,380 ($44.59) to GBX 3,450 ($45.51) in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Johnson Matthey PLC in a report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised Johnson Matthey PLC to an “overweight” rating and upped their target price for the company from GBX 3,000 ($39.57) to GBX 3,500 ($46.17) in a report on Thursday, June 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Johnson Matthey PLC has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 3,390.30 ($44.72).

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