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Analysts at Jefferies Group increased their price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) from GBX 1,300 ($21.33) to GBX 1,450 ($23.79) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 1.90% from the company’s current price.

Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) traded up 1.06% on Thursday, hitting GBX 1425.00. 77,287 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. WS Atkins PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 834.50 and a 52 week high of GBX 1488.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 1402.06 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1273.. The company’s market cap is £1.388 billion.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on ATK. Analysts at Panmure Gordon reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a GBX 1,400 ($22.97) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a GBX 1,400 ($22.97) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Investec upgraded shares of WS Atkins PLC to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a GBX 1,350 ($22.15) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 1,300 ($21.33). Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. WS Atkins PLC currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,277.99 ($20.97).

WS Atkins plc (LON:ATK) is a holding company engaged in engineering and design consultancies.

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