WS Atkins PLC (ATK) Insider Gretchen Watkins Acquires 5,000 Shares
WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) insider Gretchen Watkins bought 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 23rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,884 ($23.54) per share, for a total transaction of £94,200 ($117,691.15).
WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) opened at 1454.00 on Friday. WS Atkins PLC has a one year low of GBX 1,110.00 and a one year high of GBX 1,750.00. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.41 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 1,562.70 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 1,453.99.
The business also recently disclosed 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. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 24th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.77%.
Several analysts have weighed in on the company. Peel Hunt reaffirmed an “add” rating and set a GBX 1,483 ($18.53) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective 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 note on Friday, November 18th. 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 note on Thursday, November 17th. 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 note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,510 ($18.87) price objective on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Friday, October 21st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,634.25 ($20.42).
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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