Shares of Bodycote plc (OTCMKTS:BYPLF) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company.
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Barclays restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Bodycote in a report on Tuesday, March 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bodycote from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 12th. The Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Bodycote from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, March 22nd. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Bodycote in a report on Monday, March 15th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Bodycote from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, March 15th.
Shares of BYPLF remained flat at $$11.25 during mid-day trading on Wednesday. Bodycote has a 12-month low of $10.05 and a 12-month high of $11.25. The company has a market capitalization of $2.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.05 and a beta of 1.06. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $10.65 and its 200 day simple moving average is $9.31.
Bodycote Plc engages in the provision of thermal processing services. Its thermal processing services comprises of core technologies, which include heat treatments, metal joining, hot isostatic pressing, and surface technology. It operates through the Aerospace, Defense and Energy; and Automotive and General Industrial segments.