Halma plc (LON:HLMA) insider Jo Harlow bought 2,000 shares of Halma stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,280 ($17.23) per share, with a total value of £25,600 ($34,454.91).

Halma plc (HLMA) opened at GBX 1,274.50 ($17.15) on Tuesday. Halma plc has a 12 month low of GBX 879.50 ($11.84) and a 12 month high of GBX 1,341 ($18.05).

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 7th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 28th will be paid a GBX 5.71 ($0.08) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a yield of 0.44%.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on HLMA. Shore Capital raised Halma to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Numis Securities lowered Halma to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,350 ($18.17) target price for the company. in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,055 ($14.20) target price on shares of Halma in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Deutsche Bank upped their target price on Halma from GBX 1,250 ($16.82) to GBX 1,490 ($20.05) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. Finally, Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 910 ($12.25) target price on shares of Halma in a report on Monday, November 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,152.50 ($15.51).

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Halma Company Profile

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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