A number of other analysts have also weighed in on HLMA. Shore Capital reiterated a hold rating on shares of Halma in a report on Friday, October 19th. UBS Group restated a sell rating on shares of Halma in a report on Monday, October 22nd. Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on shares of Halma from GBX 1,530 ($19.99) to GBX 1,620 ($21.17) and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Tuesday, November 20th. Goldman Sachs Group raised their price objective on shares of Halma from GBX 1,340 ($17.51) to GBX 1,400 ($18.29) and gave the stock a neutral rating in a report on Tuesday, December 4th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price objective on shares of Halma from GBX 1,200 ($15.68) to GBX 1,185 ($15.48) and set an underweight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, December 4th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Halma presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 1,389.09 ($18.15).
Shares of Halma stock traded up GBX 22 ($0.29) during trading on Friday, reaching GBX 1,499 ($19.59). 746,560 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 921,195. Halma has a 1 year low of GBX 956.50 ($12.50) and a 1 year high of GBX 1,341 ($17.52).
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 27th were issued a dividend of GBX 6.11 ($0.08) per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 27th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.45%.
Halma plc provides process and infrastructure safety, medical, and environmental and analysis products worldwide. Its Process Safety segment offers safety systems for warehousing and hazardous industrial processes; gas detection instruments; pressure management products; interlocking systems for safeguarding dangerous machines; pipeline corrosion monitoring products and systems; and process safety systems.
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