Johnson Matthey Plc (LON:JMAT) shares were up 0% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as GBX 3,037 ($39.94) and last traded at GBX 3,083 ($40.55). Approximately 385,537 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 37% from the average daily volume of 608,432 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 3,083 ($40.55).

A number of research analysts have issued reports on JMAT shares. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Johnson Matthey Plc in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,600 ($47.35) price target on shares of Johnson Matthey Plc in a report on Friday, September 22nd. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised their price target on shares of Johnson Matthey Plc from GBX 3,200 ($42.09) to GBX 3,400 ($44.72) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 4,000 ($52.61) price target on shares of Johnson Matthey Plc in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of Johnson Matthey Plc from GBX 3,500 ($46.03) to GBX 3,900 ($51.30) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 3,578.30 ($47.06).

Johnson Matthey Plc (LON:JMAT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported GBX 99.80 ($1.31) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 100.10 ($1.32) by GBX (0.30) ($0.00). The business had revenue of GBX 647.83 billion during the quarter. Johnson Matthey Plc had a return on equity of 20.36% and a net margin of 3.24%.

In other news, insider John Walker purchased 9 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 18th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 3,393 ($44.63) per share, for a total transaction of £305.37 ($401.64). Also, insider Robert MacLeod purchased 12 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 20th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 2,955 ($38.87) per share, for a total transaction of £354.60 ($466.39). Insiders bought 33 shares of company stock worth $105,645 in the last quarter.

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