Andrew Williams Sells 49,651 Shares of Halma plc (HLMA) Stock
Halma plc (LON:HLMA) insider Andrew Williams sold 49,651 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,095 ($14.22), for a total transaction of £543,678.45 ($705,800.92).
Halma plc (HLMA) traded up 1.80% on Wednesday, hitting GBX 1129.00. 469,821 shares of the stock were exchanged. Halma plc has a 1-year low of GBX 879.50 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,182.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 4.28 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,100.68 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 1,056.60.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, July 13th will be given a dividend of GBX 8.38 ($0.11) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 13th. This represents a yield of 0.71%. This is a positive change from Halma plc’s previous dividend of $5.33.
HLMA has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Halma plc in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,148 ($14.90) price target on shares of Halma plc in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a GBX 910 ($11.81) price target on shares of Halma plc in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Shore Capital reiterated a “not rated” rating on shares of Halma plc in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc downgraded shares of Halma plc to a “hold” rating and increased their price objective for the company from GBX 1,150 ($14.93) to GBX 1,200 ($15.58) in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,093.64 ($14.20).
Halma plc Company Profile
Halma plc is involved in the manufacture of a range of products that protect and improve the quality of life for people. The Company operates through four segments: Process Safety, Infrastructure Safety, Medical, and Environmental & Analysis. The Process Safety includes products, which protect assets and people at work, including specialized interlocks, instruments, and explosion protection and corrosion monitoring products.
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