Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) Insider Gavin Hill acquires 858 shares

Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG – Get Rating) insider Gavin Hill bought 858 shares in a trade dated Friday, July 22. The shares were purchased at an average cost of 2,205 GBX ($26.57) per share, for a total transaction of £18,918.90 ($22,793.86).

Gavin Hill also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday July 11, Gavin Hill bought 8 shares of Oxford Instruments. The shares were acquired at an average price of 1,977 GBX ($23.82) per share, with a total value of £158.16 ($190.55).

Oxford Instruments stock down 1.4%

OXIG opened at 2,190 GBX ($26.39) on Tuesday. Oxford Instruments plc has a fifty-two week minimum of 1,600 GBX ($19.28) and a fifty-two week maximum of 2,830 GBX ($34.10). The company has a market capitalization of £1.26 billion and a P/E ratio of 3,318.18. The company’s 50-day moving average is 2,108.27 GBX and its 200-day moving average is 2,141.44 GBX. The company has a debt ratio of 9.13, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 1.15.

Oxford Instruments increases its dividend

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 23. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 14 will receive a dividend of GBX 13.70 ($0.17) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 14. This represents a dividend yield of 0.64%. This is a boost from Oxford Instruments’ previous dividend of $4.40. Oxford Instruments’ dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 26.21%.

A Wall Street analyst gives his opinion

Several equity research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on Oxford Instruments shares in a research report on Tuesday, June 14. Berenberg Bank lowered its price target on Oxford Instruments from 2,750 GBX ($33.13) to 2,000 GBX ($24.10) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note from the Tuesday, July 5.

Oxford Instruments Company Profile

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Oxford Instruments plc, through its subsidiaries, researches, develops, manufactures, hires out, sells and services tools and systems in the UK, China, Japan, USA, Germany, the rest Europe, the rest of Asia and internationally. It operates through Materials & Characterization, Research & Discovery, and Service & Health.

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