Johnson Matthey (OTCMKTS:JMPLY) Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Johnson Matthey (OTCMKTS:JMPLY) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Wednesday morning, reports.

According to Zacks, “Johnson Matthey Plc is a speciality chemicals company focused on its core skills in catalysis, precious metals, fine chemicals and process technology. Its principal activities comprise manufacture of autocatalysts, heavy duty diesel catalysts and pollution control systems, catalysts and components for fuel cells, catalysts and technologies for chemical processes, fine chemicals, chemical catalysts and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Company also engages in the marketing, refining, and fabrication of precious metals. Its environmental technologies include emission control technologies, process technologies and fuel cells. Its precious metals products include platinum, noble metals, catalysts, chemicals and refining and colour technologies. Its fine chemicals include macfarlan smith, pharmaceutical materials and services and research chemicals. Johnson Matthey Plc is headquartered in London, U.K. “

Separately, Investec cut shares of Johnson Matthey from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Friday, April 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $94.00.

Shares of OTCMKTS JMPLY opened at $85.51 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.27 billion, a PE ratio of 14.35, a P/E/G ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 1.53. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $82.15. Johnson Matthey has a 52-week low of $67.00 and a 52-week high of $99.65.

The company also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 13th will be issued a dividend of $1.552 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 12th. This is a boost from Johnson Matthey’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.57. Johnson Matthey’s payout ratio is currently 52.01%.

Johnson Matthey Company Profile

Johnson Matthey is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, they improve the function, performance and safety of their customers’ products. Their science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources.

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