Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) to a sector performer rating in a report published on Thursday morning. The firm currently has GBX 1,500 ($18.28) price objective on the stock, up from their prior price objective of GBX 1,400 ($17.06).
ATK has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Liberum Capital restated a buy rating on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Wednesday, September 21st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an overweight rating and issued a GBX 1,650 ($20.11) price objective on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Thursday, October 6th. Numis Securities Ltd restated an add rating and issued a GBX 1,710 ($20.84) price objective on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Thursday, September 29th. Jefferies Group restated a hold rating and issued a GBX 1,360 ($16.58) price objective on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Finally, Peel Hunt restated an add rating and issued a GBX 1,634 ($19.91) price objective on shares of WS Atkins PLC in a research report on Thursday, September 29th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. WS Atkins PLC has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 1,522.67 ($18.56).
Shares of WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) opened at 1538.00 on Thursday. WS Atkins PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 1,110.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,677.00. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.50 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 1,553.94 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 1,416.95.
In related news, insider Heath Drewett sold 1,470 shares of WS Atkins PLC stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,542 ($18.79), for a total transaction of £22,667.40 ($27,626.33).
WS Atkins PLC Company Profile
WS Atkins plc is engaged in providing design, engineering and project management consultancy services. The Company operates through five segments: UK and Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Energy. In the UK and Europe segment, the Company’s focus is on planning, designing and enabling its clients’ capital programs and projects in and around infrastructure and transportation, as well as providing engineering consultancy services to other markets.
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