Johnson Matthey PLC (JMPLY) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

Johnson Matthey PLC (NASDAQ:JMPLY) has received an average broker rating score of 2.60 (Hold) from the five analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Johnson Matthey PLC’s rating score has improved by 13.3% from three months ago as a result of various analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.

Analysts have set a one year consensus target price of $85.00 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Johnson Matthey PLC an industry rank of 47 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on JMPLY shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Johnson Matthey PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. Barclays PLC raised shares of Johnson Matthey PLC from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, UBS AG reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Johnson Matthey PLC in a report on Friday, May 19th.

Shares of Johnson Matthey PLC (NASDAQ:JMPLY) traded up 6.68% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $75.85. 15 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $7.27 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.68. Johnson Matthey PLC has a 52-week low of $71.10 and a 52-week high of $88.26. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $73.95 and a 200 day moving average price of $76.32.

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