Johnson Matthey (JMAT) – Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes

Johnson Matthey (LON: JMAT) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 2/12/2018 – Johnson Matthey had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a GBX 3,900 ($53.88) price target on the stock.
  • 2/1/2018 – Johnson Matthey had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a GBX 3,900 ($53.88) price target on the stock.
  • 2/1/2018 – Johnson Matthey had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a GBX 3,900 ($53.88) price target on the stock.
  • 1/31/2018 – Johnson Matthey had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 3,800 ($52.50) price target on the stock.
  • 1/31/2018 – Johnson Matthey had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 3,300 ($45.59) price target on the stock.
  • 1/30/2018 – Johnson Matthey had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from GBX 3,510 ($48.49) to GBX 3,700 ($51.12). They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/24/2018 – Johnson Matthey had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital.
  • 1/17/2018 – Johnson Matthey had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 3,400 ($46.97) price target on the stock.
  • 1/12/2018 – Johnson Matthey was upgraded by analysts at Berenberg Bank to a “buy” rating. They now have a GBX 3,680 ($50.84) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 3,350 ($46.28).

Shares of Johnson Matthey PLC (LON:JMAT) traded down GBX 1 ($0.01) on Monday, reaching GBX 3,109 ($42.95). 833,076 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 751,934. The company has a market capitalization of $6,020.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,636.32. Johnson Matthey PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 2,681 ($37.04) and a 52-week high of GBX 3,511 ($48.51).

Johnson Matthey (LON:JMAT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported GBX 99.80 ($1.38) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of GBX 100.10 ($1.38) by GBX (0.30) ($0.00). The business had revenue of GBX 647.83 billion for the quarter. Johnson Matthey had a net margin of 2.60% and a return on equity of 14.99%.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a dividend of GBX 21.75 ($0.30) per share. This represents a yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 30th.

In other Johnson Matthey news, insider Robert MacLeod acquired 12 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 3,273 ($45.22) per share, with a total value of £392.76 ($542.64).

Johnson Matthey Plc is a specialty chemicals company. The Company operates in five divisions: Emission Control Technologies, which is a manufacturer of catalysts and catalyst systems for vehicles and industry; Process Technologies, which is a supplier of catalysts, licensing technologies and other services to the syngas, oleo/biochemical, petrochemical, oil refining and gas processing industries; Precious Metal Products, which is organized into its Services businesses, which include management, distribution, refining and recycling of precious metals, and its Manufacturing businesses, which fabricates products using precious metals or related materials, platinum group metal catalysts and platinum group metal chemicals; Fine Chemicals, which is a supplier of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), custom services and catalyst technologies, and New Businesses, which focuses on its Battery Technologies, Atmosphere Control Technologies and Fuel Cells Businesses.

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