Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Morgan Stanley restated an equal weight rating on shares of Halma in a research note on Monday, January 14th. Goldman Sachs Group boosted their target price on Halma from GBX 1,400 ($18.29) to GBX 1,490 ($19.47) and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. UBS Group restated a sell rating on shares of Halma in a research note on Monday, November 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their target price on Halma from GBX 1,200 ($15.68) to GBX 1,185 ($15.48) and set an underweight rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, December 4th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group boosted their target price on Halma from GBX 1,530 ($19.99) to GBX 1,620 ($21.17) and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 20th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 1,384 ($18.08).
HLMA stock traded up GBX 28 ($0.37) during trading on Friday, hitting GBX 1,413 ($18.46). 1,450,839 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 921,195. Halma has a 52-week low of GBX 956.50 ($12.50) and a 52-week high of GBX 1,341 ($17.52).
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 6th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 27th will be paid a GBX 6.11 ($0.08) dividend. This represents a yield of 0.45%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 27th.
Halma plc provides process and infrastructure safety, medical, and environmental and analysis products worldwide. Its Process Safety segment offers safety systems to control hazardous industrial processes and access to dangerous machines; gas detection instruments; pressure management products; key interlocks and interlocking systems; pipeline corrosion monitoring products and systems; and process safety systems.
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