Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) had its price objective lifted by analysts at BNP Paribas from GBX 2,700 ($35.24) to GBX 3,000 ($39.16) in a note issued to investors on Friday. The firm currently has an “underperform” rating on the stock. BNP Paribas’ price objective suggests a potential downside of 9.31% from the company’s current price.

Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd upped their price objective on shares of Croda International Plc from GBX 3,236 ($42.24) to GBX 3,419 ($44.63) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 1st. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Croda International Plc in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on shares of Croda International Plc from GBX 3,314 ($43.26) to GBX 3,400 ($44.38) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,400 ($44.38) price objective on shares of Croda International Plc in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Finally, Liberum Capital reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,931 ($38.26) price objective on shares of Croda International Plc in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Croda International Plc presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 3,248.57 ($42.40).

Analyst Recommendations for Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA)

Shares of Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) opened at 3399.00 on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 3,346.89 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 3,141.19. Croda International Plc has a 12 month low of GBX 2,635.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 3,433.00.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 4th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 8th will be issued a GBX 32.75 ($0.43) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 8th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.99%.

About Croda International Plc

Croda International Plc is engaged in creating, making and selling specialty chemicals. The Company’s segments include Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies and Industrial Chemicals. The Personal Care segment focuses on ingredients for skin, hair, sun and color cosmetic products. Its portfolio includes anti-ageing ingredients for skin, conditioning agents for hair care and metal oxides for ultraviolet (UV) filters.

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