WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) had its price target increased by stock analysts at Liberum Capital from GBX 1,480 ($19.32) to GBX 1,720 ($22.45) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s price target suggests a potential upside of 8.53% from the stock’s current price.
A number of other brokerages also recently weighed in on ATK. Peel Hunt reiterated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 1,634 ($21.33) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Thursday. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,360 ($17.75) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,440 ($18.80) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Numis Securities Ltd restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,575 ($20.56) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Panmure Gordon restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,630 ($21.28) target price on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a report on Thursday, June 16th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,511.56 ($19.73).
Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) opened at 1593.00 on Thursday. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.55 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,537.14 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,397.06. WS Atkins PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 1,110.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 1,677.00.
In other news, insider Heath Drewett sold 1,470 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,542 ($20.13), for a total transaction of £22,667.40 ($29,588.04).
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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