Shares of Halma plc (LON:HLMA) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,071.88 ($13.96).

A number of analysts have recently commented on HLMA shares. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,148 ($14.95) target price on shares of Halma plc in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Halma plc in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. HSBC Holdings plc downgraded Halma plc to a “hold” rating and upped their target price for the stock from GBX 1,150 ($14.98) to GBX 1,200 ($15.63) in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Liberum Capital restated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 910 ($11.85) target price on shares of Halma plc in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, Shore Capital restated a “not rated” rating on shares of Halma plc in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th.

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Shares of Halma plc (HLMA) traded up 0.81% on Friday, reaching GBX 1117.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 342,383 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 1,105.70 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 1,048.84. Halma plc has a 12-month low of GBX 879.50 and a 12-month high of GBX 1,182.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 4.23 billion.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 16th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 13th will be given a dividend of GBX 8.38 ($0.11) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 13th. This represents a yield of 0.71%. This is an increase from Halma plc’s previous dividend of $5.33.

About Halma plc

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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