Halma plc (HLMA) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts
Shares of Halma plc (LON:HLMA) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,087.78 ($14.07).
A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on HLMA shares. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,148 ($14.85) price target on shares of Halma plc in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their target price on Halma plc from GBX 1,185 ($15.33) to GBX 1,265 ($16.36) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Liberum Capital reissued a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 910 ($11.77) target price on shares of Halma plc in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. BNP Paribas reissued an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 900 ($11.64) target price on shares of Halma plc in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Halma plc in a research report on Friday, July 14th.
Shares of Halma plc (HLMA) opened at 1088.00 on Tuesday. Halma plc has a 52 week low of GBX 879.50 and a 52 week high of GBX 1,182.00. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1,099.78 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 1,065.42. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 4.12 billion.
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 16th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 13th were given a GBX 8.38 ($0.11) dividend. This is a positive change from Halma plc’s previous dividend of $5.33. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 13th. This represents a yield of 0.71%.
In other news, insider Andrew Williams sold 49,651 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,095 ($14.16), for a total transaction of £543,678.45 ($703,153.71).
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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