Peel Hunt Reiterates Add Rating for WS Atkins PLC (ATK)
WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK)‘s stock had its “add” rating restated by research analysts at Peel Hunt in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a GBX 1,634 ($20.41) price target on the stock. Peel Hunt’s target price points to a potential upside of 4.01% from the stock’s current price.
ATK has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Liberum Capital lifted their price objective on WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,350 ($16.87) to GBX 1,480 ($18.49) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price objective on WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,440 ($17.99) to GBX 1,650 ($20.61) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, September 30th. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,575 ($19.68) price objective on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,510 ($18.87) price objective on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Friday, October 21st. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada cut WS Atkins PLC to a “sector performer” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from GBX 1,400 ($17.49) to GBX 1,500 ($18.74) in a research note on Thursday, October 13th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. WS Atkins PLC currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,634.25 ($20.42).
WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) opened at 1571.000 on Thursday. WS Atkins PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 1,110.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,750.00. The company’s market cap is GBX 1.53 billion. The stock’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 also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 24th will be paid a GBX 12.50 ($0.16) dividend. 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 WS Atkins PLC stock in a transaction on Monday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,542 ($19.27), for a total value of £22,667.40 ($28,320.09).
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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