April 21, 2017 / 7:35 AM / 8 months ago

BUZZ-WS Atkins: Record high after SNC-Lavalin's $2.67 bln takeover offer

** British engineering and consultancy firm WS Atkins Plc rise 4 pct to hit all-time high

** Co to be bought by Canadian engineering firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc for $2.67 billion or 2080 pence/shr -- premium of 35.1 pct to Atkins’ close on March 31

** Close to half of 30-day average volumes traded by 0818 GMT

** Up to Thursday’s close, stock up 29 pct since March 31; co top gainer on FTSE 350 Support Services index (RM:sanjeeban.sarkar.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)

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