Halma plc (LON:HLMA) insider Daniela Barone Soares acquired 520 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 23rd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 954 ($11.83) per share, with a total value of £4,960.80 ($6,154.08).

Shares of Halma plc (LON:HLMA) traded down 3.45% on Monday, hitting GBX 936.50. The company had a trading volume of 1,445,151 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,041.08 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 1,016.40. Halma plc has a 52 week low of GBX 773.50 and a 52 week high of GBX 1,131.00. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 3.54 billion.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 29th will be given a dividend of GBX 5.33 ($0.07) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 29th.

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A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on HLMA shares. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 1,040 ($12.90) target price on shares of Halma plc in a report on Thursday, August 11th. HSBC downgraded Halma plc to a “hold” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from GBX 975 ($12.10) to GBX 1,050 ($13.03) in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 860 ($10.67) target price on shares of Halma plc in a report on Monday, August 22nd. Jefferies Group lifted their target price on Halma plc from GBX 925 ($11.48) to GBX 1,210 ($15.01) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 31st. Finally, Morgan Stanley started coverage on Halma plc in a report on Thursday, October 27th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a GBX 1,250 ($15.51) target price for the company. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Halma plc presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,009 ($12.52).

Halma plc Company Profile

Halma plc is involved in the manufacture of a range of products that protect and improve the quality of life for people. The Company operates through four segments: Process Safety, Infrastructure Safety, Medical, and Environmental & Analysis. The Process Safety includes products, which protect assets and people at work, including specialized interlocks, instruments, and explosion protection and corrosion monitoring products.

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