Spectris plc (LON:SXS) had its price objective upped by equities research analysts at Jefferies Group from GBX 2,125 ($28.30) to GBX 2,185 ($29.10) in a research report issued on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 11.82% from the company’s previous close.

Several other research firms have also recently issued reports on SXS. BNP Paribas increased their price target on shares of Spectris plc from GBX 1,760 ($23.44) to GBX 1,900 ($25.31) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. Peel Hunt reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,600 ($21.31) price target on shares of Spectris plc in a report on Friday, May 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,765 ($23.51) price target on shares of Spectris plc in a report on Wednesday, June 15th. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 2,080 ($27.70) price target on shares of Spectris plc in a report on Friday, September 2nd. Finally, Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Spectris plc in a report on Monday, July 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,962.33 ($26.14).

Shares of Spectris plc (LON:SXS) opened at 1956.2465 on Thursday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,939.03 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 1,825.74. Spectris plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,441.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 2,020.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 2.33 billion.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 13th will be given a dividend of GBX 18 ($0.24) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 13th. This represents a yield of 0.95%.

Spectris plc Company Profile

Spectris plc is a supplier of making measuring instruments and controls. The Company operates through four segments: Materials Analysis, Test and Measurement, In-Line Instrumentation and Industrial Controls. The Materials Analysis segment provides products and services that determine structure, composition, quantity and quality of particles and materials, during research and product development processes.

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