Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) Insider Buys £163.80 in Stock

Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) insider Jez K. Maiden acquired 2 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 11th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 8,190 ($107.00) per share, for a total transaction of £163.80 ($214.01).

Shares of LON:CRDA opened at GBX 8,734 ($114.11) on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 58.34, a current ratio of 1.98 and a quick ratio of 1.12. Croda International Plc has a 1-year low of GBX 5,843.10 ($76.34) and a 1-year high of GBX 9,358 ($122.26). The company has a market capitalization of £12.19 billion and a PE ratio of 48.02. The business has a fifty day moving average price of GBX 8,909.92 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 7,736.57.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 9th were given a dividend of GBX 43.50 ($0.57) per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 9th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.53%. Croda International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 0.50%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on CRDA. Berenberg Bank boosted their price objective on Croda International from GBX 7,800 ($101.91) to GBX 9,400 ($122.81) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 27th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft upped their price target on Croda International from GBX 7,600 ($99.29) to GBX 8,500 ($111.05) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 5th. Barclays upgraded Croda International to an “equal weight” rating and upped their price target for the company from GBX 6,000 ($78.39) to GBX 8,400 ($109.75) in a research report on Friday, July 30th. HSBC upgraded Croda International to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the company from GBX 6,100 ($79.70) to GBX 8,600 ($112.36) in a research report on Thursday, July 8th. Finally, Liberum Capital upped their price target on Croda International from GBX 7,400 ($96.68) to GBX 9,200 ($120.20) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 8,450 ($110.40).

About Croda International

Croda International Plc creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, and Latin America. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies, and Industrial Chemicals. It offers adhesives; crop protection additives and adjuvants, seed enhancement and animal health chemicals, chemical bio-stimulants, and specialty additives for agricultural films; and lubricant additives, coatings and polymers, vehicle cleaning chemicals, and products for automotive textiles and fibers, as well as specialty additives for plastics, and battery and catalyst industries.

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