Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) announced a dividend on Wednesday, July 25th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, August 23rd will be paid a dividend of GBX 38 ($0.48) per share on Wednesday, October 3rd. This represents a yield of 0.78%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 23rd. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

Shares of CRDA opened at GBX 5,138 ($65.54) on Friday. Croda International has a 52-week low of GBX 3,461 ($44.15) and a 52-week high of GBX 4,668 ($59.55).

Croda International (LON:CRDA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 25th. The company reported GBX 100.20 ($1.28) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of GBX 100 ($1.28) by GBX 0.20 ($0.00). Croda International had a return on equity of 37.33% and a net margin of 17.16%.

In other Croda International news, insider Tom Brophy bought 827 shares of Croda International stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 5,172 ($65.98) per share, for a total transaction of £42,772.44 ($54,563.64). In the last quarter, insiders acquired 836 shares of company stock worth $4,322,346.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on CRDA shares. Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 4,800 ($61.23) price target on shares of Croda International in a research report on Monday, July 2nd. Deutsche Bank raised their price target on Croda International from GBX 4,300 ($54.85) to GBX 4,600 ($58.68) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 15th. Credit Suisse Group restated an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 3,600 ($45.92) price target on shares of Croda International in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 4,500 ($57.41) price target on shares of Croda International in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, Numis Securities raised their price target on Croda International from GBX 4,300 ($54.85) to GBX 4,700 ($59.96) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 4,722.73 ($60.25).

About Croda International

Croda International Plc creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It operates in four segments: Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies, and Industrial Chemicals. The company offers adhesives; crop protection additives and adjuvants, specialty additives for agricultural films, and seed enhancement and animal health chemicals; lubricant additives, specialty additives for plastics, coatings and polymers, advanced materials, and vehicle cleaning chemicals; and specialty ingredients for skin care, hair care, sun care, self-tanning, color cosmetics, body care, bath and shower, deodorants, anti-perspirants, depilatories, men's grooming, oral hygiene, and baby care applications.

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Dividend History for Croda International (LON:CRDA)

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