Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE:LXFR) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokerages have set a 12 month consensus price objective of $15.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.25 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Luxfer an industry rank of 110 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of research analysts recently commented on LXFR shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Luxfer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub raised Luxfer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Luxfer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Advisors Preferred LLC purchased a new position in Luxfer in the third quarter valued at about $120,000. Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Luxfer in the third quarter valued at about $173,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in Luxfer by 11.1% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 15,916 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $204,000 after buying an additional 1,589 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its holdings in Luxfer by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 16,786 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $215,000 after buying an additional 222 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Group LLC lifted its holdings in Luxfer by 11.9% during the 3rd quarter. Renaissance Group LLC now owns 34,579 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $431,000 after buying an additional 3,666 shares during the last quarter. 86.27% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Luxfer (NYSE LXFR) opened at $15.04 on Monday. Luxfer has a 1 year low of $10.85 and a 1 year high of $16.21. The company has a quick ratio of 1.22, a current ratio of 2.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. The firm has a market capitalization of $397.28, a PE ratio of 23.50 and a beta of 0.90.

Luxfer (NYSE:LXFR) last issued its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.01. Luxfer had a return on equity of 15.13% and a net margin of 4.04%. research analysts expect that Luxfer will post 1.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a None dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 7th. Investors of record on Friday, January 19th will be issued a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 18th. This is an increase from Luxfer’s previous None dividend of $0.12. Luxfer’s dividend payout ratio is currently 75.00%.

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Luxfer Company Profile

Luxfer Holdings PLC is a holding company. The Company is a materials technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and supply of materials, components and gas-containment devices for healthcare, environmental, protection and specialty end-markets. It operates through two divisions: Elektron and Gas Cylinders.

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