Halma plc (LON:HLMA) insider Andrew Williams sold 49,651 shares of Halma plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,095 ($14.22), for a total transaction of £543,678.45 ($705,800.92).

Shares of Halma plc (HLMA) traded up 1.80% during trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 1129.00. 469,821 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1,100.68 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,056.60. Halma plc has a 1-year low of GBX 879.50 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,182.00. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 4.28 billion.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 16th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, July 13th will be given a GBX 8.38 ($0.11) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 13th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.71%. This is a positive change from Halma plc’s previous dividend of $5.33.

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Several research firms recently weighed in on HLMA. Jefferies Group LLC lifted their target price on shares of Halma plc from GBX 1,185 ($15.38) to GBX 1,265 ($16.42) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. BNP Paribas reiterated an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 900 ($11.68) target price on shares of Halma plc in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Halma plc in a report on Friday, July 14th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Halma plc in a report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 925 ($12.01) target price on shares of Halma plc in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,093.64 ($14.20).

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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