WS Atkins PLC (ATK) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages
Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the firm. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,522.67 ($18.84).
ATK has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Liberum Capital raised their target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,350 ($16.71) to GBX 1,480 ($18.32) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,440 ($17.82) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Numis Securities Ltd reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,575 ($19.49) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Peel Hunt reissued an “add” rating and set a GBX 1,634 ($20.22) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Friday, September 16th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,360 ($16.83) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Thursday, August 25th.
Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) traded down 1.55% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 1529.00. 237,736 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. WS Atkins PLC has a one year low of GBX 1,110.00 and a one year high of GBX 1,677.00. The firm has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,551.75 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,412.26. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.49 billion.
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In other news, insider Heath Drewett sold 1,470 shares of WS Atkins PLC stock in a transaction on Monday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,542 ($19.08), for a total transaction of £22,667.40 ($28,053.71).
About WS Atkins PLC
WS Atkins plc is engaged in providing design, engineering and project management consultancy services. The Company operates through five segments: UK and Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Energy. In the UK and Europe segment, the Company’s focus is on planning, designing and enabling its clients’ capital programs and projects in and around infrastructure and transportation, as well as providing engineering consultancy services to other markets.
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