WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) had its price objective upped by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 1,750 ($21.86) to GBX 1,820 ($22.74) in a report issued on Friday morning. They currently have an overweight rating on the stock.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Peel Hunt restated an add rating and set a GBX 1,483 ($18.53) price objective on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Numis Securities Ltd restated an add rating and set a GBX 1,710 ($21.36) price objective on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Thursday, September 29th. Liberum Capital upped their price objective on WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,480 ($18.49) to GBX 1,720 ($21.49) and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, September 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a hold rating and set a GBX 1,360 ($16.99) price objective on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 1,634.25 ($20.42).

Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) opened at 1501.00 on Friday. WS Atkins PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 1,110.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,750.00. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,573.28 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 1,449.89. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.46 billion.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 24th will be issued a dividend of GBX 12.50 ($0.16) per share. This represents a 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 firm’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).

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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