Smiths Group plc (LON:SMIN) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the sixteen research firms that are presently covering the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,360.15 ($16.54).

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Smiths Group plc in a research report on Wednesday, November 16th. Beaufort Securities restated a “hold” rating on shares of Smiths Group plc in a research report on Monday, September 26th. J P Morgan Chase & Co boosted their price target on shares of Smiths Group plc from GBX 1,600 ($19.46) to GBX 1,612 ($19.60) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 16th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on shares of Smiths Group plc from GBX 890 ($10.82) to GBX 1,300 ($15.81) and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. Finally, Jefferies Group boosted their price target on shares of Smiths Group plc from GBX 1,200 ($14.59) to GBX 1,375 ($16.72) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 28th.

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Shares of Smiths Group plc (LON:SMIN) opened at 1526.00 on Monday. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 6.03 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 1,412.16 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,353.08. Smiths Group plc has a one year low of GBX 858.00 and a one year high of GBX 1,543.00.

About Smiths Group plc

Smiths Group plc is a technology company. The Company operates in five divisions: John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Smiths Interconnect and Flex-Tek. The John Crane division offers mechanical seals, seal support systems, engineered bearings and power transmission couplings, among others. The Smiths Medical division offers infusion systems, vascular access (including safety needles), patient airway and temperature management equipment, and specialty devices in areas of in vitro fertilization, diagnostics and emergency patient transport.

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