Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the company. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,522.67 ($18.56).
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on ATK shares. Peel Hunt restated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 1,634 ($19.91) price objective on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Friday, September 16th. Numis Securities Ltd restated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 1,710 ($20.84) price objective on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Thursday, September 29th. Liberum Capital raised their price objective on shares of WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,480 ($18.04) to GBX 1,720 ($20.96) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 29th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,360 ($16.58) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,440 ($17.55) to GBX 1,650 ($20.11) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, September 30th.
In other WS Atkins PLC news, insider Heath Drewett sold 1,470 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,542 ($18.79), for a total transaction of £22,667.40 ($27,626.33).
WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) opened at 1520.00 on Thursday. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.48 billion. WS Atkins PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 1,110.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,677.00. The firm has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,553.06 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,416.40.
WS Atkins PLC Company Profile
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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