Insider Buying: Halma plc (HLMA) Insider Purchases 2,000 Shares of Stock

Halma plc (LON:HLMA) insider Roy Twite bought 2,000 shares of Halma stock in a transaction on Friday, February 9th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,181 ($16.56) per share, with a total value of £23,620 ($33,118.34).

Shares of Halma plc (LON HLMA) opened at GBX 1,195 ($16.76) on Monday. Halma plc has a 52-week low of GBX 947.50 ($13.29) and a 52-week high of GBX 1,341 ($18.80). The stock has a market capitalization of $4,540.00 and a P/E ratio of 3,229.73.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 28th were given a dividend of GBX 5.71 ($0.08) per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. This represents a yield of 0.44%.

A number of analysts have commented on HLMA shares. Deutsche Bank lifted their target price on Halma from GBX 1,250 ($17.53) to GBX 1,490 ($20.89) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 4th. Shore Capital raised Halma to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,500 ($21.03) price objective on shares of Halma in a research report on Thursday. Barclays restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 1,220 ($17.11) price objective on shares of Halma in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Finally, Numis Securities downgraded Halma to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,350 ($18.93) price objective on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,193 ($16.73).

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About Halma

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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