Halma plc’s (HLMA) “Hold” Rating Reaffirmed at Shore Capital
A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on HLMA. Jefferies Group LLC upped their price objective on shares of Halma plc from GBX 1,185 ($15.94) to GBX 1,265 ($17.01) and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a neutral rating and issued a GBX 925 ($12.44) price objective on shares of Halma plc in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Barclays PLC cut shares of Halma plc to an equal weight rating and upped their price objective for the company from GBX 1,150 ($15.47) to GBX 1,160 ($15.60) in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Deutsche Bank AG upped their price objective on shares of Halma plc from GBX 1,148 ($15.44) to GBX 1,250 ($16.81) and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Finally, Liberum Capital reissued a sell rating and issued a GBX 910 ($12.24) price objective on shares of Halma plc in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 1,106.36 ($14.88).
Halma plc (HLMA) traded up 1.30% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 1095.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 634,832 shares. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 4.15 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,098.51 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 1,079.86. Halma plc has a 1-year low of GBX 879.50 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,182.00.
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In related news, insider Tony Rice bought 9,274 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 27th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 1,073 ($14.43) per share, for a total transaction of £99,510.02 ($133,821.97). Also, insider Andrew Williams sold 49,651 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,095 ($14.73), for a total transaction of £543,678.45 ($731,143.69).
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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