Several other research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Barclays reaffirmed an equal weight rating and issued a GBX 1,220 ($16.54) target price on shares of Halma in a research report on Monday, December 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Halma to an underweight rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Numis Securities reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a GBX 1,350 ($18.31) target price on shares of Halma in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Deutsche Bank upped their target price on Halma from GBX 1,250 ($16.95) to GBX 1,490 ($20.21) and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Shore Capital raised Halma to a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 1,158.89 ($15.72).
Halma (HLMA) opened at GBX 1,284 ($17.41) on Friday. Halma has a 52-week low of GBX 912.50 ($12.37) and a 52-week high of GBX 1,341 ($18.19). The firm has a market capitalization of $4,870.00 and a PE ratio of 3,470.27.
In related news, insider Jo Harlow acquired 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 1,280 ($17.36) per share, with a total value of £25,600 ($34,716.57).
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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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