Today, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Increases WS Atkins PLC (ATK) Price Target to GBX 1,750

Today, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Increases WS Atkins PLC (ATK) Price Target to GBX 1,750

WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) had its price target raised by research analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 1,650 ($20.61) to GBX 1,750 ($21.86) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has an “overweight” rating on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s target price points to a potential upside of 21.11% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other research firms also recently weighed in on ATK. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Wednesday, September 21st. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,360 ($16.99) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Peel Hunt reiterated an “add” rating and set a GBX 1,634 ($20.41) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Thursday, September 29th. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated an “add” rating and set a GBX 1,710 ($21.36) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Thursday, September 29th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded WS Atkins PLC to a “sector performer” rating and increased their target price for the stock from GBX 1,400 ($17.49) to GBX 1,500 ($18.74) in a research report on Thursday, October 13th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. WS Atkins PLC currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,634.25 ($20.42).

Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) traded down 0.62% during trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 1445.00. The stock had a trading volume of 303,477 shares. WS Atkins PLC has a one year low of GBX 1,110.00 and a one year high of GBX 1,750.00. The company’s market cap is GBX 1.41 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 1,558.95 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 1,453.93.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 24th will be issued a dividend of GBX 12.50 ($0.16) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 24th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.77%.

In related news, insider Gretchen Watkins bought 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 23rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,884 ($23.54) per share, for a total transaction of £94,200 ($117,691.15). Also, insider Heath Drewett sold 1,470 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,542 ($19.27), for a total value of £22,667.40 ($28,320.09).

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