Halma plc (OTCMKTS:HLMAF) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $37.83 and last traded at $37.83, with a volume of 309 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $36.70.
HLMAF has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Halma from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 2nd. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Halma in a research report on Friday, April 16th. UBS Group raised shares of Halma from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 20th. Finally, Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of Halma in a research report on Thursday, March 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Halma currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $37.00.
The company has a market capitalization of $14.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 51.03 and a beta of 0.74. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $35.79. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27.
Halma plc provides technology solutions in the safety, health, and environmental markets. It operates through four segments: Process Safety, Infrastructure Safety, Environmental & Analysis, and Medical. The Process Safety segment offers specialized interlocks that control critical processes safely; instruments that detect flammable and hazardous gases; and explosion protection and corrosion monitoring systems.
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