WS Atkins PLC (ATK) Rating Reiterated by Numis Securities Ltd

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WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Numis Securities Ltd in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. They presently have a GBX 1,575 ($20.98) target price on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 1.74% from the company’s current price.
Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on ATK. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,620 ($21.58) to GBX 1,590 ($21.18) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, June 17th. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,480 ($19.71) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Thursday, June 16th. Peel Hunt restated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 1,483 ($19.75) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Thursday, June 16th. Finally, Panmure Gordon restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,630 ($21.71) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Thursday, June 16th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,454.40 ($19.37).
WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) traded down 2.15% on Tuesday, hitting GBX 1548.00. 138,827 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1,482.19 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 1,368.44. WS Atkins PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 1,110.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,677.00. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.51 billion.

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The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 19th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, July 7th were given a dividend of GBX 27.80 ($0.37) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2.19%. This is an increase from WS Atkins PLC’s previous dividend of $11.70. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 7th.
In other news, insider Bradley,Catherine acquired 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 29th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 1,309 ($17.43) per share, for a total transaction of £32,725 ($43,586.84). Also, insider Krueger,Uwe sold 8,569 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,232 ($16.41), for a total transaction of £105,570.08 ($140,610.12).
About WS Atkins PLC
WS Atkins plc is a United Kingdom-based design, engineering and project management consultancy. In the United Kingdom and Europe, the Company delivers engineering and technically integrated design, together with project and cost management services. Its areas of operation include aerospace, defense, education, environment, infrastructure design, transportation and water.

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