SMIN.L - Smiths Group plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
1,180.00
+93.00 (+8.56%)
At close: 4:35PM BST
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Previous close1,087.00
Open1,108.00
Bid1,177.50 x 0
Ask1,179.00 x 0
Day's range1,088.50 - 1,211.00
52-week range790.00 - 2,246.40
Volume1,739,355
Avg. volume1,410,564
Market cap4.675B
Beta (5Y monthly)0.73
PE ratio (TTM)20.92
EPS (TTM)56.40
Earnings date06 Apr 2020
Forward dividend & yieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-dividend date17 Oct 2019
1y target est1,664.33
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