Shares of Halma plc (LON:HLMA) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,195.71 ($16.22).
Several brokerages have issued reports on HLMA. Shore Capital upgraded Halma to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. Numis Securities cut Halma to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,350 ($18.31) price objective on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,055 ($14.31) price objective on shares of Halma in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Liberum Capital restated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 945 ($12.82) price objective on shares of Halma in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Deutsche Bank upped their price objective on Halma from GBX 1,250 ($16.95) to GBX 1,490 ($20.21) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 4th.
Halma (LON:HLMA) opened at GBX 1,273 ($17.26) on Friday. Halma has a 1-year low of GBX 913 ($12.38) and a 1-year high of GBX 1,341 ($18.19). The company has a market capitalization of $4,830.00 and a PE ratio of 3,440.54.
In related news, insider Jo Harlow purchased 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,280 ($17.36) per share, for a total transaction of £25,600 ($34,716.57).
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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