Shares of Halma plc (LON:HLMA) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,078.75 ($14.05).
HLMA has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Liberum Capital increased their price target on shares of Halma plc from GBX 825 ($10.74) to GBX 910 ($11.85) and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Halma plc in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,148 ($14.95) price target on shares of Halma plc in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Shore Capital reiterated a “not rated” rating on shares of Halma plc in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc downgraded shares of Halma plc to a “hold” rating and increased their price target for the company from GBX 1,150 ($14.98) to GBX 1,200 ($15.63) in a report on Wednesday, June 14th.
Halma plc (LON HLMA) opened at 1106.00 on Monday. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 1,104.89 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 1,051.48. Halma plc has a one year low of GBX 879.50 and a one year high of GBX 1,182.00. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 4.19 billion.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, July 13th will be given a GBX 8.38 ($0.11) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 13th. This is a boost from Halma plc’s previous dividend of $5.33. This represents a dividend yield of 0.71%.
About Halma plc
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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