Shore Capital began coverage on shares of Halma plc (LON:HLMA) in a report published on Thursday morning. The brokerage issued a hold rating on the stock.

HLMA has been the subject of a number of other reports. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a buy rating and issued a GBX 1,148 ($14.85) price objective on shares of Halma plc in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC upped their price objective on Halma plc from GBX 1,185 ($15.33) to GBX 1,265 ($16.36) and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Liberum Capital reiterated a sell rating and issued a GBX 910 ($11.77) price objective on shares of Halma plc in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. BNP Paribas reiterated an underperform rating and issued a GBX 900 ($11.64) price objective on shares of Halma plc in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a neutral rating on shares of Halma plc in a report on Friday, July 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 1,094.55 ($14.16).

Shares of Halma plc (HLMA) opened at 1090.00 on Thursday. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 4.13 billion. Halma plc has a 52 week low of GBX 879.50 and a 52 week high of GBX 1,182.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,099.62 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 1,069.23.

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The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, July 13th were issued a dividend of GBX 8.38 ($0.11) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 13th. This is a boost from Halma plc’s previous dividend of $5.33. This represents a yield of 0.71%.

In related news, insider Andrew Williams sold 49,651 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,095 ($14.16), for a total transaction of £543,678.45 ($703,153.71).

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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