2.77% to Target, Deutsche Reiterates Buy Rating for Croda International (LON:CRDA) Stock

Croda International (LON:CRDA) Rating

Research professionals at Deutsche have GBX 3600.00 target on Croda International (LON:CRDA). Deutsche’s target suggests a potential upside of 2.77% from the company’s previous close. The rating was revealed to investors in analysts note on Thursday, 29 September.

Out of 18 analysts covering Croda International PLC (LON:CRDA), 9 rate it a “Buy”, 3 “Sell”, while 6 “Hold”. This means 50% are positive. GBX 3800 is the highest target while GBX 2350 is the lowest. The GBX 3224.69 average target is -7.87% below today’s (GBX 3500) stock price. Croda International PLC has been the topic of 89 analyst reports since October 2, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock on September 29 with “Buy” rating. Liberum Capital maintained it with “Hold” rating and GBX 2931 target price in a July 26 report. Numis Securities maintained the shares of CRDA in a report on August 1 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained the firm’s rating on July 19. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and GBX 3800 price target. Lastly, JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in a July 27 report.

About 110,056 shares traded hands. Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) has risen 11.24% since February 29, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.02% the S&P500.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.22, from 1.13 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 5 funds sold all Croda International Plc shares owned while 28 reduced positions. 16 funds bought stakes while 14 increased positions. They now own 7.77 million shares or 17.45% less from 9.41 million shares in 2016Q1.

Paradice Investment Management Llc holds 1.29% of its portfolio in Croda International Plc for 1.27 million shares. Zpr Investment Management owns 15,247 shares or 0.24% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cadence Capital Management Llc has 0.06% invested in the company for 99,420 shares. The California-based Globeflex Capital L P has invested 0.06% in the stock. Bragg Financial Advisors Inc, a North Carolina-based fund reported 31,194 shares.

Croda International Plc is engaged in creating, making and selling specialty chemicals. The company has a market cap of 4.59 billion GBP. The Company’s divisions include Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies and Industrial Chemicals. It has a 25.07 P/E ratio. The Personal Care segment focuses on ingredients for skin, hair, sun and color cosmetic products.

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