Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the eight analysts that are covering the firm. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,634.25 ($20.42).

Several research firms recently commented on ATK. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,750 ($21.86) to GBX 1,820 ($22.74) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday. Liberum Capital boosted their price target 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. Peel Hunt reissued an “add” rating and set a GBX 1,634 ($20.41) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Friday, September 16th. Numis Securities Ltd reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,575 ($19.68) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,510 ($18.87) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Friday, October 21st.

Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) opened at 1571.00 on Thursday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,573.28 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 1,449.89. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.53 billion. WS Atkins PLC has a one year low of GBX 1,110.00 and a one year high of GBX 1,750.00.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 24th will be given a dividend of GBX 12.50 ($0.16) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 24th.

In related news, insider Heath Drewett sold 1,470 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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).

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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