WS Atkins PLC (ATK) Given New GBX 1,720 Price Target at Liberum Capital
WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) had its price objective upped by research analysts at Liberum Capital from GBX 1,480 ($19.32) to GBX 1,720 ($22.45) in a research note issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 10.75% from the company’s previous close.
Other research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Peel Hunt reaffirmed an “add” rating and issued a GBX 1,634 ($21.33) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Thursday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their target price on WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,590 ($20.75) to GBX 1,440 ($18.80) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 8th. Panmure Gordon reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,630 ($21.28) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. Numis Securities Ltd reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,575 ($20.56) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,360 ($17.75) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,473.22 ($19.23).
WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) opened at 1575.00 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 1,531.75 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 1,394.34. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.53 billion. WS Atkins PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 1,110.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 1,677.00.
In other news, insider Heath Drewett sold 1,470 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,542 ($20.13), for a total transaction of £22,667.40 ($29,588.04). Also, insider Drewett,Heath sold 10,781 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,334 ($17.41), for a total value of £143,818.54 ($187,728.16).
About WS Atkins PLC
WS Atkins plc is a United Kingdom-based design, engineering and project management consultancy. In the United Kingdom and Europe, the Company delivers engineering and technically integrated design, together with project and cost management services. Its areas of operation include aerospace, defense, education, environment, infrastructure design, transportation and water.
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