Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded shares of G4S plc (LON:GFS) to an outperform rating in a research note released on Thursday. Royal Bank Of Canada currently has GBX 260 ($3.17) target price on the stock, up from their prior target price of GBX 170 ($2.07).
A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on GFS. BNP Paribas restated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 185 ($2.25) price target on shares of G4S plc in a research report on Monday, July 11th. Jefferies Group upped their price target on G4S plc from GBX 157 ($1.91) to GBX 160 ($1.95) and gave the company an underperform rating in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 254 ($3.10) price target on shares of G4S plc in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price target on G4S plc from GBX 298 ($3.63) to GBX 281 ($3.42) and set an overweight rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a sell rating and issued a GBX 165 ($2.01) price target on shares of G4S plc in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. G4S plc presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 224.56 ($2.74).
Shares of G4S plc (LON:GFS) opened at 235.00 on Thursday. G4S plc has a 52 week low of GBX 145.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 252.40. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 3.63 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 233.57 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 201.66.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 1st were paid a dividend of GBX 3.59 ($0.04) per share. This represents a yield of 1.58%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 1st.
G4S plc Company Profile
G4S Plc is a United Kingdom-based security company engaged in the provision of security products services and solutions. The Company provides services across sectors, including Government, private energy and utilities, oil and gas, transport and logistics, ports and airports, leisure and tourism, financial institutions, mining, corporates and industrials, and retail.
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