Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are currently covering the company. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,522.67 ($18.84).

ATK has been the topic of several recent research reports. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Wednesday, September 21st. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,360 ($16.83) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Thursday, August 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,620 ($20.05) to GBX 1,590 ($19.68) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, June 17th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed an “add” rating and set a GBX 1,634 ($20.22) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Thursday, September 29th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,575 ($19.49) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Thursday, June 16th.

In related news, insider Heath Drewett sold 1,470 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,542 ($19.08), for a total value of £22,667.40 ($28,053.71).

Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) traded down 1.55% on Thursday, reaching GBX 1529.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 237,736 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,551.75 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,412.26. WS Atkins PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 1,110.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,677.00. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.49 billion.

About WS Atkins PLC

WS Atkins plc is engaged in providing design, engineering and project management consultancy services. The Company operates through five segments: UK and Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Energy. In the UK and Europe segment, the Company’s focus is on planning, designing and enabling its clients’ capital programs and projects in and around infrastructure and transportation, as well as providing engineering consultancy services to other markets.

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