Watkin Jones PLC (LON:WJG)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as GBX 224.25 ($2.97) and last traded at GBX 221.50 ($2.94), with a volume of 103,723 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 222 ($2.94).

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on WJG shares. Jefferies Group LLC started coverage on shares of Watkin Jones PLC in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. They set a “buy” rating and a GBX 250 ($3.32) target price on the stock. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 225 ($2.98) target price on shares of Watkin Jones PLC in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Finally, Beaufort Securities boosted their target price on shares of Watkin Jones PLC from GBX 195 ($2.59) to GBX 225 ($2.98) and gave the stock a “speculative buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st.

The company’s market cap is GBX 565.42 million. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 208.93 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 187.39.

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Watkin Jones PLC Company Profile

Watkin Jones plc is a United Kingdom-based construction and development company. The principal activities of the Company and its subsidiaries are those of property development and the management of properties for multiple residential occupation. The Company’s segments include student accommodation development, residential development, student accommodation management and corporate.

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