Croda International (CRDA) Earns Hold Rating from Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank restated their hold rating on shares of Croda International (LON:CRDA) in a research report report published on Thursday, February 28th. The firm currently has a GBX 4,800 ($62.72) target price on the stock.

CRDA has been the subject of a number of other research reports. UBS Group reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 5,400 ($70.56) price target (down previously from GBX 5,450 ($71.21)) on shares of Croda International in a report on Friday, November 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a neutral rating on shares of Croda International in a report on Monday, February 18th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Croda International in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Credit Suisse Group increased their price target on Croda International from GBX 3,600 ($47.04) to GBX 3,900 ($50.96) and gave the company an underperform rating in a report on Wednesday, January 9th. Finally, HSBC reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Croda International in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 4,840 ($63.24).

Shares of CRDA traded up GBX 56 ($0.73) during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 4,946 ($64.63). The company had a trading volume of 291,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 455,652. Croda International has a 52-week low of GBX 4,360 ($56.97) and a 52-week high of GBX 5,330 ($69.65). The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 2.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 49.77. The company has a market capitalization of $6.39 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.42.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 11th will be given a dividend of GBX 164 ($2.14) per share. This is a positive change from Croda International’s previous dividend of $38.00. This represents a dividend yield of 3.24%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 11th. Croda International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.54%.

In other Croda International news, insider Keith Layden sold 2,926 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 4,880 ($63.77), for a total value of £142,788.80 ($186,578.86).

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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