Shares of Smiths Group plc (LON:SMIN) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,640 ($21.75).

Several brokerages have weighed in on SMIN. HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,900 ($25.20) target price on shares of Smiths Group plc in a research note on Friday, September 29th. Numis Securities Ltd reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,600 ($21.22) price target on shares of Smiths Group plc in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,850 ($24.54) price target on shares of Smiths Group plc in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,730 ($22.95) price target on shares of Smiths Group plc in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, BNP Paribas reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,630 ($21.62) price objective on shares of Smiths Group plc in a report on Tuesday, July 18th.

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Smiths Group plc (SMIN) opened at 1584.00 on Wednesday. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 6.26 billion. Smiths Group plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1,358.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,685.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,567.58 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,594.90.

Smiths Group plc (LON:SMIN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, September 22nd. The company reported GBX 97.60 ($1.29) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of GBX 94.20 ($1.25) by GBX 3.40 ($0.05). Smiths Group plc had a return on equity of 27.36% and a net margin of 16.18%. The business had revenue of GBX 328 billion during the quarter. Equities research analysts forecast that Smiths Group plc will post $94.68 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 19th will be issued a dividend of GBX 29.70 ($0.39) per share. This is a positive change from Smiths Group plc’s previous dividend of $13.55. This represents a yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 19th.

In other Smiths Group plc news, insider George Buckley purchased 431 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 1,544 ($20.48) per share, with a total value of £6,654.64 ($8,826.95).

About Smiths Group plc

Smiths Group plc is a technology company. The Company operates in five divisions: John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Smiths Interconnect and Flex-Tek. The John Crane division offers mechanical seals, seal support systems, engineered bearings and power transmission couplings, among others. The Smiths Medical division offers infusion systems, vascular access (including safety needles), patient airway and temperature management equipment, and specialty devices in areas of in vitro fertilization, diagnostics and emergency patient transport.

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