Smiths Group PLC (LON:SMIN) Investors: Beaufort Securities Maintains “Hold” Rating

Smiths Group PLC (LON:SMIN) Rating

Smiths Group PLC (LON:SMIN) had its stock rating kept as “Hold” by research analysts at Beaufort Securities. This was revealed in a report on Thursday morning.

Out of 16 analysts covering Smiths Group (LON:SMIN), 8 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 6 “Hold”. This means 50% are positive. GBX 1600 is the highest target while GBX 780 is the lowest. The GBX 1185.33 average target is -19.19% below today’s (GBX 1466.83) stock price. Smiths Group has been the topic of 68 analyst reports since October 6, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Beaufort Securities maintained the stock on September 29 with “Hold” rating. BNP Paribas maintained it with “Underperform” rating and GBX 1050 target price in a July 13 report. JP Morgan maintained the shares of SMIN in a report on August 30 with “Overweight” rating. Jefferies downgraded the firm’s rating on May 13. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and GBX 1200 price target. Lastly, RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in an August 10 report.

About 660,330 shares traded hands. Smiths Group plc (LON:SMIN) has risen 43.58% since March 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.33% the S&P500.

Smiths Group plc is a technology company. The company has a market cap of 5.80 billion GBP. The Firm operates through five divisions: John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Smiths Interconnect and Flex-Tek. It has a 20.22 P/E ratio. John Crane division offers mechanical seals, seal support systems, engineered bearings, power transmission couplings and filtration systems.

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