Shares of Halma plc (LON:HLMA) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,437 ($18.78).
HLMA has been the subject of several research reports. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Halma in a report on Friday, March 22nd. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on shares of Halma from GBX 1,360 ($17.77) to GBX 1,330 ($17.38) and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 5th. Numis Securities reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,350 ($17.64) price target on shares of Halma in a report on Friday, January 18th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Halma in a report on Friday, January 18th. Finally, Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,560 ($20.38) price target on shares of Halma in a report on Friday, February 8th.
HLMA opened at GBX 1,672 ($21.85) on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.34 billion and a PE ratio of 37.91. Halma has a 1-year low of GBX 1,142 ($14.92) and a 1-year high of GBX 1,707 ($22.30). The company has a quick ratio of 1.63, a current ratio of 2.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 28.15.
Halma plc provides process and infrastructure safety, medical, and environmental and analysis products worldwide. Its Process Safety segment offers safety systems for warehousing and hazardous industrial processes; gas detection instruments; pressure management products; interlocking systems for safeguarding dangerous machines; pipeline corrosion monitoring products and systems; and process safety systems.
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