Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) announced a dividend on Wednesday, July 24th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, August 22nd will be paid a dividend of GBX 39.50 ($0.52) per share on Wednesday, October 2nd. This represents a dividend yield of 0.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 22nd. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

Shares of LON CRDA opened at GBX 4,714 ($61.60) on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $6.06 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.76. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of GBX 4,757.84 and a 200 day simple moving average of GBX 4,988.65. Croda International has a 52 week low of GBX 4,499.12 ($58.79) and a 52 week high of GBX 5,460 ($71.34). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 78.01, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a current ratio of 1.74.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Berenberg Bank lowered their price target on Croda International from GBX 5,300 ($69.25) to GBX 5,100 ($66.64) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 30th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price target on Croda International from GBX 3,900 ($50.96) to GBX 3,905 ($51.03) and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price target on Croda International from GBX 4,800 ($62.72) to GBX 4,700 ($61.41) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 5th. Numis Securities reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 4,750 ($62.07) price target on shares of Croda International in a research note on Wednesday, May 29th. Finally, UBS Group reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 5,100 ($66.64) price target (down previously from GBX 5,500 ($71.87)) on shares of Croda International in a research note on Thursday, July 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 4,900.50 ($64.03).

In related news, insider Tom Brophy bought 426 shares of Croda International stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 25th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 4,668 ($61.00) per share, for a total transaction of £19,885.68 ($25,984.16). Over the last 90 days, insiders purchased 432 shares of company stock valued at $2,017,086.

Croda International Company Profile

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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Dividend History for Croda International (LON:CRDA)

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