Royal Bank Of Canada cut shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) to a sector performer rating in a research note released on Thursday. They currently have GBX 1,500 ($18.56) price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of GBX 1,400 ($17.33).

Several other research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an overweight rating and issued a GBX 1,650 ($20.42) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Thursday, October 6th. Numis Securities Ltd restated an add rating and issued a GBX 1,710 ($21.16) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Thursday, September 29th. Liberum Capital raised their target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,480 ($18.32) to GBX 1,720 ($21.29) and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, September 29th. Peel Hunt restated an add rating and issued a GBX 1,634 ($20.22) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Thursday, September 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a hold rating and issued a GBX 1,360 ($16.83) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Thursday, August 25th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 1,522.67 ($18.84).

Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) traded up 0.65% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 1539.00. 60,762 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1,550.65 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 1,413.72. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.50 billion. WS Atkins PLC has a one year low of GBX 1,110.00 and a one year high of GBX 1,677.00.

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

WS Atkins PLC Company Profile

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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