Gavin Hill Purchases 12 Shares of Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) Stock

Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) insider Gavin Hill purchased 12 shares of Oxford Instruments stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 12th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,310 ($17.12) per share, with a total value of £157.20 ($205.41).

Gavin Hill also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, June 10th, Gavin Hill purchased 14 shares of Oxford Instruments stock. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,076 ($14.06) per share, with a total value of £150.64 ($196.84).

LON:OXIG opened at GBX 1,312 ($17.14) on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 18.55. The business’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,316.76. Oxford Instruments plc has a 52 week low of GBX 813 ($10.62) and a 52 week high of GBX 1,468 ($19.18). The company has a market cap of $750.46 million and a P/E ratio of 25.23.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 18th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 12th will be issued a dividend of GBX 10.60 ($0.14) per share. This represents a yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 12th. This is an increase from Oxford Instruments’s previous dividend of $3.80. Oxford Instruments’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.27%.

A number of brokerages recently commented on OXIG. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on Oxford Instruments from GBX 1,025 ($13.39) to GBX 1,180 ($15.42) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 11th. Peel Hunt increased their price target on Oxford Instruments from GBX 1,100 ($14.37) to GBX 1,300 ($16.99) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 11th. Numis Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,460 ($19.08) price target on shares of Oxford Instruments in a report on Thursday, June 13th. Finally, Berenberg Bank reduced their price target on Oxford Instruments from GBX 1,400 ($18.29) to GBX 1,040 ($13.59) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, June 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,245 ($16.27).

Oxford Instruments Company Profile

Oxford Instruments plc, through its subsidiaries, researches, develops, manufactures, rents, sells, and services tools and systems in the United States, rest of Europe, rest of Asia, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Germany, and internationally. The company's Nanotechnology Tools segment provides high performance scientific imaging cameras, spectroscopy solutions, and microscopy systems for research and OEM markets; atomic force probe microscopy for materials and bioscience applications; 3D and 4D image visualization and analysis software; and nanoanalysis solutions for materials characterization and nanofabrication on scanning electron microscopes, focussed ion beams, and transmission electron microscopes.

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