G4S plc (LON:GFS) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

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Shares of G4S plc (LON:GFS) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 224.38 ($2.93).

GFS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Morgan Stanley set a $61.00 price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 14th. HSBC set a €101.00 ($117.44) price target on shares of Grenke and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 25th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price target on shares of Lumentum in a research report on Thursday, April 11th. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on shares of Spirit Airlines from $75.00 to $79.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of COMPASS GRP PLC/S in a research report on Tuesday, April 9th.

GFS stock traded up GBX 1.40 ($0.02) during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 195.95 ($2.56). 2,351,847 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,740,000. The company has a market cap of $3.04 billion and a P/E ratio of 36.97. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 336.53, a current ratio of 1.17 and a quick ratio of 1.09. G4S has a fifty-two week low of GBX 173.55 ($2.27) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 282.50 ($3.69). The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 209.26.

About G4S

G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of security and related services in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, India, Latin America, Europe, and North America. The company offers integrated solutions, including analytics and intelligence, technology and software, consulting and risk management, monitoring and response, and manned and mobile security, as well as systems design, built, and integration services.

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