WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) had its price target increased by equities researchers at Numis Securities Ltd from GBX 1,710 ($21.36) to GBX 1,900 ($23.74) in a research report issued on Thursday. The brokerage currently has an “add” rating on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 20.94% from the company’s current price.

Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Wednesday, September 21st. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,360 ($16.99) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Peel Hunt reiterated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 1,634 ($20.41) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Thursday, September 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,650 ($20.61) to GBX 1,750 ($21.86) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of WS Atkins PLC to a “sector performer” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from GBX 1,400 ($17.49) to GBX 1,500 ($18.74) in a research note on Thursday, October 13th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,634.25 ($20.42).

Analyst Recommendations for WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK)

Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) opened at 1571.000 on Thursday. The company’s market cap 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 stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,573.28 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,449.89.

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

In other WS Atkins PLC news, insider Heath Drewett sold 1,470 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 26th. The shares were 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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