Smiths Group (SMIN) – Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates

Smiths Group (LON: SMIN) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 4/11/2018 – Smiths Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank. They now have a GBX 1,750 ($24.73) price target on the stock.
  • 3/29/2018 – Smiths Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. They now have a GBX 1,850 ($26.15) price target on the stock.
  • 3/27/2018 – Smiths Group had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase. They now have a GBX 1,765 ($24.95) price target on the stock.
  • 3/27/2018 – Smiths Group had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from GBX 1,640 ($23.18) to GBX 1,610 ($22.76). They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 3/26/2018 – Smiths Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank.
  • 3/23/2018 – Smiths Group was downgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to a “reduce” rating. They now have a GBX 1,380 ($19.51) price target on the stock.
  • 3/23/2018 – Smiths Group had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a GBX 1,730 ($24.45) price target on the stock.
  • 3/12/2018 – Smiths Group had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase. They now have a GBX 1,800 ($25.44) price target on the stock.
  • 2/22/2018 – Smiths Group had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a GBX 1,575 ($22.26) price target on the stock.
  • 2/13/2018 – Smiths Group is now covered by analysts at Barclays. They set an “overweight” rating and a GBX 1,800 ($25.44) price target on the stock.

LON:SMIN opened at GBX 1,494.50 ($21.12) on Thursday. Smiths Group has a 52-week low of GBX 1,442 ($20.38) and a 52-week high of GBX 1,697 ($23.99).

Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) last announced its earnings results on Friday, March 23rd. The company reported GBX 40.40 ($0.57) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of GBX 44.10 ($0.62) by GBX (3.70) (($0.05)). The company had revenue of GBX 154.90 billion for the quarter. Smiths Group had a net margin of 16.17% and a return on equity of 27.36%.



The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 23rd. Investors of record on Thursday, April 5th will be paid a GBX 13.80 ($0.20) dividend. This represents a yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 5th.

In other Smiths Group news, insider George Buckley acquired 782 shares of Smiths Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 1st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 1,599 ($22.60) per share, with a total value of £12,504.18 ($17,673.75).

Smiths Group plc designs, manufactures, and sells various products and services for the threat and contraband detection, medical devices, energy, communications, and engineered components markets worldwide. It operates through John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Smiths Interconnect, and Flex-Tek divisions.

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