Halma plc (LON:HLMA) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,447.50 ($18.91).
Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Shore Capital lowered shares of Halma to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 8th. UBS Group restated a “sell” rating on shares of Halma in a research report on Monday, November 19th. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price target on shares of Halma from GBX 1,530 ($19.99) to GBX 1,620 ($21.17) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 20th. Goldman Sachs Group lifted their price target on shares of Halma from GBX 1,340 ($17.51) to GBX 1,400 ($18.29) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 4th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price target on shares of Halma from GBX 1,200 ($15.68) to GBX 1,185 ($15.48) and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, December 4th.
Shares of LON:HLMA opened at GBX 1,405 ($18.36) on Friday. Halma has a 12 month low of GBX 956.50 ($12.50) and a 12 month high of GBX 1,341 ($17.52).
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 6th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 27th will be given a dividend of GBX 6.11 ($0.08) per share. This represents a yield of 0.45%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 27th.
Halma plc provides process and infrastructure safety, medical, and environmental and analysis products worldwide. Its Process Safety segment offers safety systems to control hazardous industrial processes and access to dangerous machines; gas detection instruments; pressure management products; key interlocks and interlocking systems; pipeline corrosion monitoring products and systems; and process safety systems.
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