WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) announced a dividend on Thursday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 24th will be given a dividend of GBX 12.50 ($0.16) per share on Friday, January 6th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.77%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 24th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.

Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) opened at 1611.00 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,573.22 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 1,448.23. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.57 billion. WS Atkins PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 1,110.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,750.00.

Dividend History for WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK)

In related news, insider Heath Drewett sold 1,470 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,542 ($19.27), for a total transaction of £22,667.40 ($28,320.09).

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on ATK. Numis Securities Ltd boosted their price objective on WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,710 ($21.36) to GBX 1,900 ($23.74) and gave the stock an “add” rating in a research report on Thursday. Peel Hunt restated an “add” rating and set a GBX 1,634 ($20.41) price objective on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Thursday. Liberum Capital boosted their price objective on WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,350 ($16.87) to GBX 1,480 ($18.49) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,510 ($18.87) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Friday, October 21st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 1,440 ($17.99) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. WS Atkins PLC presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,625.50 ($20.31).

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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