A number of other brokerages also recently weighed in on OXIG. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an outperform rating and set a GBX 350 ($4.30) price target on shares of Oxford Instruments in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price target on shares of Oxford Instruments from GBX 3,100 ($38.07) to GBX 3,000 ($36.84) and set an overweight rating for the company in a report on Monday, July 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has an average rating of Moderate Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 2,281 ($28.01).
Oxford Instruments Stock Up 2.5 %
Oxford Instruments Cuts Dividend
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be issued a GBX 4.90 ($0.06) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a yield of 0.25%. Oxford Instruments’s dividend payout ratio is currently 2,000.00%.
Insider Buying and Selling
In other news, insider Neil A. P. Carson acquired 16,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 2,021 ($24.82) per share, for a total transaction of £323,360 ($397,101.81). Over the last quarter, insiders have bought 16,015 shares of company stock worth $32,365,966. Insiders own 10.75% of the company’s stock.
About Oxford Instruments
Oxford Instruments plc provides technology products and services in Europe, North America, Asia, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Materials & Characterisation, Research & Discovery, and Service & Healthcare. The company offers atomic force microscopy products; tools for use in research and development across a range of applications, including semiconductors, renewable energy, mining, metallurgy, and forensics; etch and deposition processing equipment and solutions for use in power and RF devices, VCSELs/lasers, 2D materials, augmented reality, biomems, failure analysis, HBLEDs, infrared sensors, MEMS and sensors, and quantum; and low temperature systems comprising wet systems, dry systems, magnets, cryogenics, and accessories.
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