Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Liberum Capital lifted their target price on WS Atkins PLC from GBX 1,480 ($19.32) to GBX 1,720 ($22.45) and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, September 29th. Peel Hunt restated an add rating and issued a GBX 1,634 ($21.33) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Thursday, September 29th. Jefferies Group restated a hold rating and issued a GBX 1,360 ($17.75) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an overweight rating and issued a GBX 1,440 ($18.80) price target on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 1,511.56 ($19.73).
WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) opened at 1599.00 on Thursday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,540.97 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 1,403.01. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.56 billion. WS Atkins PLC has a one year low of GBX 1,110.00 and a one year high of GBX 1,677.00.
In related news, insider Heath Drewett sold 1,470 shares of WS Atkins PLC stock in a transaction on Monday, September 26th. The stock was 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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