Halma plc (LON:HLMA)’s stock price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as GBX 19.03 ($0.25) and last traded at GBX 1,911.50 ($24.98), with a volume of 632613 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,907.50 ($24.92).
A number of research firms have commented on HLMA. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Halma in a research report on Thursday, October 17th. UBS Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Halma in a research report on Friday, October 11th. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Halma in a research report on Friday, October 11th. Shore Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of Halma in a research report on Wednesday, September 25th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on shares of Halma from GBX 1,420 ($18.55) to GBX 1,500 ($19.60) and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Friday, October 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Halma presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,714.50 ($22.40).
The company has a quick ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 2.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 26.79. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 1,899.79 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 1,922.32. The company has a market capitalization of $7.26 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.67.
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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