Halma PLC (LON:HLMA) Stock Rating Kept by JP Morgan Cazenove; The GBX 1050.00 Target Indicates -12.06% Potential; Kerr Mcgee Has 0.95 Sentiment

February 13, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

KMG Chemicals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, makes, formulates, and distributes specialty chemicals worldwide. The company has market cap of $899.74 million. The companyÂ’s Electronic Chemicals segment is involved in the sale of high purity and ultra purity wet process chemicals primarily to clean and etch silicon wafers in the production of semiconductors. It has a 30.66 P/E ratio. This segmentÂ’s products include sulfuric, phosphoric, and nitric and hydrofluoric acids; ammonium hydroxide; hydrogen peroxide; isopropyl alcohol; other specialty organic solvents; and various blends of chemicals.

Professional analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove have GBX 1050.00 price target on Halma PLC (LON:HLMA). JP Morgan Cazenove’s price target suggests a potential downside of -12.06% from the company’s last stock close price. The rating was revealed to clients and investors in a research note on Tuesday, 13 February.

Among 17 analysts covering Halma PLC (LON:HLMA), 6 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Halma PLC has GBX 1500 highest and GBX 610 lowest target. GBX 1078.13’s average target is -9.48% below currents GBX 1191 stock price. Halma PLC had 130 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 28 by JP Morgan. JP Morgan maintained the shares of HLMA in report on Monday, August 22 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, December 18. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 23 by JP Morgan. N+1 Singer maintained Halma plc (LON:HLMA) rating on Friday, February 5. N+1 Singer has “Hold” rating and GBX 792 target. The stock of Halma plc (LON:HLMA) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, January 21. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Jefferies. BNP Paribas maintained Halma plc (LON:HLMA) on Wednesday, July 13 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Halma plc (LON:HLMA) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 18 by BNP Paribas. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, November 1 by Shore Capital.

Halma plc provides process and infrastructure safety, medical, and environmental and analysis products worldwide. The company has market cap of 4.52 billion GBP. The Company’s Process Safety segment offers safety systems to control hazardous industrial processes and access to dangerous machines; gas detection instruments; pressure management products; key interlocks and interlocking systems; pipeline corrosion monitoring products and systems; and process safety systems. It has a 32.45 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Infrastructure Safety segment provides networked fire detectors and control systems; smoke and heat detectors, sounders, beacons, and interfaces; infrared safety systems and visual systems; solutions for people and vehicle flow; flame detectors, beam smoke detectors, and specialist fire extinguishing systems; automatic fire detection and suppression systems; and electronic security systems and signaling products.

The stock decreased 0.08% or GBX 1 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 1191. About 132,335 shares traded. Halma plc (LON:HLMA) has 0.00% since February 13, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG) to report earnings on March, 12. They expect $0.71 earnings per share, up 24.56% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.57 per share. KMG’s profit will be $10.91 million for 20.61 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.83 actual earnings per share reported by KMG Chemicals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.46% negative EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 31 sales for $35.22 million activity.

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