The quarterly dividends of Steris PLC have been announced by the firm on the 4th of November i.e. Monday, as reported by Zacks. On the 26th of November, the investors of record were given a dividend of 0.37 per share and the provider of the dividend was the medical equipment provider. In total, this is can be represented by a $1.48 dividend calculated on a yearly rate, as well as, a yield of 0.98 percent. 25th November was the ex-dividend date which was a Monday.

On Friday, the price of the STE stock opened at 151.14 dollars. The moving average of the firm for fifty-days is 144.75 dollars and for 200 days it is 145.14 dollars. The market capitalization of the stock is of 12.86bn dollars, a beta of 0.88 and 30.91 was the PE ratio. 1.86 is the quick ratio of the firm, the equity to debt ratio is 0.73, and 2.41 is the current ratio. The firm has a 52 week high of 156.66 dollars and a 52 week low of 99.14 dollars.

ValuEngine reduced the shares of the firm from a rating of ‘buy’ to ‘hold’ reportedly on 2nd October. The stock was rated with a ‘hold’ rating by one of the analysts where ‘buy’ by five of the analysts. At present, the stock has an average rating of “Buy”. 148.20 dollars is the consensus target price.

About the firm: STERIS plc gives protection against infection and provides other procedural products, as well as, services across the world. The firm has its operation in four segments: Healthcare Specialty Services, Healthcare Products, Applied Sterilization Technologies, and Life Sciences. The Healthcare Products segment is inclusive of cleaning chemistries and sterility assurance products like sterilizers, washers, as well as, other pieces of capital equipment to continue operations of a sterile processing department.