Halma plc (OTCMKTS:HLMAF) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $31.08 and last traded at $31.08, with a volume of 445 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $30.25.
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. UBS Group reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Halma in a report on Tuesday, July 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of Halma in a research note on Thursday, July 16th. Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of Halma in a research note on Thursday, July 16th. Jefferies Financial Group restated an “underperform” rating on shares of Halma in a report on Monday, July 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Halma from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.00.
The stock’s fifty day moving average is $29.45 and its two-hundred day moving average is $27.54. The firm has a market capitalization of $11.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.57 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a current ratio of 1.84.
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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