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Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fourteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,417.50 ($24.06).

A number of research firms have recently commented on ATK. Analysts at RBC Capital reiterated a “sector perform” rating on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a GBX 1,330 ($22.58) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,619 ($27.48) to GBX 1,548 ($26.28) in a research note on Friday, June 13th. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Numis Securities Ltd raised their price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,650 ($28.01) to GBX 1,700 ($28.86) in a research note on Friday, June 13th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) traded up 2.39% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 1330.00. 92,438 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. WS Atkins PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 963.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 1505.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1310. and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1377.. The company’s market cap is £1.299 billion.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, August 22nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 9th will be given a dividend of GBX 23.25 ($0.39) per share. This represents a yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 9th.

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

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