Shares of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fourteen research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,819.55 ($23.78).
A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on CPG. Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 2,000 ($26.13) target price on shares of Compass Group in a report on Thursday, October 10th. Shore Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Compass Group in a report on Thursday, July 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their target price on Compass Group from GBX 1,730 ($22.61) to GBX 2,100 ($27.44) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 30th. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group in a report on Friday, July 26th. Finally, Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group in a report on Wednesday, September 4th.
Shares of CPG traded down GBX 13.50 ($0.18) during trading hours on Friday, reaching GBX 1,926.50 ($25.17). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,668,452 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,910,000. The firm has a market cap of $30.72 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.10. Compass Group has a 1-year low of GBX 1,467.50 ($19.18) and a 1-year high of GBX 2,150 ($28.09). The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 150.26. The company has a 50 day moving average of GBX 2,039.05 and a two-hundred day moving average of GBX 1,919.34.
In related news, insider Gary Green sold 142,180 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 2,019 ($26.38), for a total value of £2,870,614.20 ($3,750,965.90).
Compass Group Company Profile
Compass Group PLC, through its subsidiaries, operates as a food and support services company in North America, Europe, and internationally. It serves business and industry; healthcare and senior living market; education; sports and leisure; and defense, offshore, and remote sectors. The company also offers support services, such as cleaning in hospitals; reception services at corporate headquarters; managing remote camps; grounds and facilities services at schools and universities; and others.
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