News articles about Croda International (LON:CRDA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Croda International earned a news impact score of 1.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news stories about the company an news buzz score of 6 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
A number of research firms have issued reports on CRDA. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 5,400 ($70.56) target price (down from GBX 5,450 ($71.21)) on shares of Croda International in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. Liberum Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Croda International in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Citigroup raised shares of Croda International to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 26th. Goldman Sachs Group reduced their target price on shares of Croda International from GBX 4,920 ($64.29) to GBX 4,875 ($63.70) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, November 27th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Croda International in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 4,781.25 ($62.48).
Shares of CRDA stock traded up GBX 38 ($0.50) during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 4,676 ($61.10). 413,477 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 455,652. Croda International has a 12 month low of GBX 3,461 ($45.22) and a 12 month high of GBX 4,668 ($61.00).
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About Croda International
Croda International Plc creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It operates in four segments: Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies, and Industrial Chemicals. The company offers adhesives; crop protection additives and adjuvants, specialty additives for agricultural films, and seed enhancement and animal health chemicals; lubricant additives, specialty additives for plastics, coatings and polymers, advanced materials, and vehicle cleaning chemicals; and specialty ingredients for skin care, hair care, sun care, self-tanning, color cosmetics, body care, bath and shower, deodorants, anti-perspirants, depilatories, men's grooming, oral hygiene, and baby care applications.
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