HSBC Holdings plc lowered shares of Halma plc (LON:HLMA) to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. HSBC Holdings plc currently has GBX 1,200 ($15.29) price target on the stock, up from their prior price target of GBX 1,150 ($14.65).
Several other analysts have also issued reports on HLMA. Liberum Capital reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 825 ($10.51) price target on shares of Halma plc in a research report on Friday, March 10th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a neutral rating and issued a GBX 910 ($11.59) price target on shares of Halma plc in a research report on Tuesday, March 14th. Barclays PLC reissued an overweight rating on shares of Halma plc in a research report on Tuesday, March 21st. Numis Securities Ltd reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 1,200 ($15.29) price target on shares of Halma plc in a research report on Thursday, March 23rd. Finally, BNP Paribas reissued an underperform rating and issued a GBX 900 ($11.47) price target on shares of Halma plc in a research report on Monday, March 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Halma plc has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 1,088.64 ($13.87).
Halma plc (LON HLMA) opened at 1155.00 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,118.74 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 1,002.85. Halma plc has a one year low of GBX 854.01 and a one year high of GBX 1,182.00. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 4.38 billion.
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The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, July 13th will be issued a dividend of GBX 8.38 ($0.11) per share. This represents a yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 13th. This is a positive change from Halma plc’s previous dividend of $5.33.
Halma plc Company Profile
Halma plc is involved in the manufacture of a range of products that protect and improve the quality of life for people. The Company operates through four segments: Process Safety, Infrastructure Safety, Medical, and Environmental & Analysis. The Process Safety includes products, which protect assets and people at work, including specialized interlocks, instruments, and explosion protection and corrosion monitoring products.
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