Shares of Spectris plc (LON:SXS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 2,599.09 ($33.85).

A number of brokerages have recently commented on SXS. BNP Paribas reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 2,600 ($33.86) target price on shares of Spectris plc in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 2,860 ($37.24) price objective on shares of Spectris plc in a research note on Monday. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 2,875 ($37.44) price objective (up from GBX 2,525 ($32.88)) on shares of Spectris plc in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Spectris plc in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. Finally, Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 2,830 ($36.85) price objective on shares of Spectris plc in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th.

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Shares of Spectris plc (LON SXS) traded up 0.32% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 2514.00. The stock had a trading volume of 174,086 shares. Spectris plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,811.36 and a 52-week high of GBX 2,869.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 3.00 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 2,555.92 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 2,555.75.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 10th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 12th will be paid a GBX 19 ($0.25) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 12th. This represents a yield of 0.78%.

In other news, insider Mark Williamson bought 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 1st. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 2,653 ($34.55) per share, for a total transaction of £397,950 ($518,231.54).

Spectris plc Company Profile

Spectris plc is a supplier of productivity-enhancing instruments and controls. It operates through four segments: Materials Analysis, Test and Measurement, In-Line Instrumentation and Industrial Controls. The Materials Analysis segment provides products and services that determine structure, composition, quantity and quality of particles and materials, during research and product development processes.

Analyst Recommendations for Spectris plc (LON:SXS)

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