Shares of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-three ratings firms that are currently covering the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have assigned a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,356.85 ($16.79).
Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price target on shares of Compass Group plc from GBX 1,480 ($18.32) to GBX 1,530 ($18.94) and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Thursday. Canaccord Genuity increased their price objective on shares of Compass Group plc from GBX 1,425 ($17.64) to GBX 1,645 ($20.36) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 8th. Societe Generale increased their price objective on shares of Compass Group plc from GBX 1,190 ($14.73) to GBX 1,290 ($15.97) and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 29th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,491 ($18.45) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Thursday, September 8th. Finally, Panmure Gordon reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,400 ($17.33) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Thursday, September 15th.
In related news, insider Gary Green sold 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,498 ($18.54), for a total transaction of £1,498,000 ($1,853,960.40). Also, insider Ireena Vittal acquired 1,863 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 22nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 1,491 ($18.45) per share, with a total value of £27,777.33 ($34,377.88).
Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at 1484.00 on Friday. Compass Group plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,013.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,559.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 24.41 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,475.11 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 1,375.62.
Compass Group plc Company Profile
Compass Group PLC provides food and support services. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe & Japan, and Fast Growing & Emerging. It provides breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and also offers hospitality services. The Company offers a range of soft support services, including cleaning, reception and some building maintenance.
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