Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) Shares Cross Above Two Hundred Day Moving Average of $1,663.13

Smiths Group plc (LON:SMINGet Free Report)’s stock price passed above its two hundred day moving average during trading on Thursday . The stock has a two hundred day moving average of GBX 1,663.13 ($21.31) and traded as high as GBX 1,749 ($22.41). Smiths Group shares last traded at GBX 1,738 ($22.27), with a volume of 1,509,782 shares trading hands.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Separately, Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,180 ($27.93) target price on shares of Smiths Group in a report on Tuesday, May 21st.

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Smiths Group Price Performance

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,666.94 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 1,663.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 32.22, a current ratio of 1.91 and a quick ratio of 1.29. The firm has a market cap of £6.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 2,594.03, a PEG ratio of 0.35 and a beta of 0.65.

Smiths Group Cuts Dividend

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 4th were given a GBX 13.55 ($0.17) dividend. This represents a yield of 0.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, April 4th. Smiths Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 6,268.66%.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other news, insider Richard Howes purchased 111 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 1st. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 1,603 ($20.54) per share, with a total value of £1,779.33 ($2,279.73). 0.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About Smiths Group

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Smiths Group plc operates as a technology company in Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It operates through four divisions: John Crane, Smiths Detection, Flex-Tek, and Smiths Interconnect. The John Crane division offers mechanical seals, seal support systems, power transmission couplings, and specialized filtration systems.

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