G4S plc (LON:GFS) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 295 ($3.85).
Several brokerages have issued reports on GFS. Deutsche Bank AG increased their target price on G4S plc from GBX 230 ($3.00) to GBX 325 ($4.24) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 7th. Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on G4S plc from GBX 310 ($4.05) to GBX 350 ($4.57) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, May 5th. BNP Paribas reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 220 ($2.87) target price on shares of G4S plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a “reduce” rating and set a GBX 259 ($3.38) target price on shares of G4S plc in a research report on Monday, April 10th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 323 ($4.22) target price on shares of G4S plc in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th.
G4S plc (LON:GFS) traded up 0.30% during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 329.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,385,776 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 327.18 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 285.96. The company’s market cap is GBX 5.10 billion. G4S plc has a 12-month low of GBX 174.40 and a 12-month high of GBX 339.50.
In other news, insider Winnie Kin Wah Fok purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, May 12th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 318 ($4.15) per share, with a total value of £31,800 ($41,525.20). Also, insider John Connolly purchased 14,850 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, May 5th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 323 ($4.22) per share, with a total value of £47,965.50 ($62,634.50).
G4S plc Company Profile
G4S Plc is a security company specializing in the provision of security and related services to customers. The Company’s segments include Africa, Asia Middle East, Latin America, Europe, North America, and UK & Ireland. It offers Secure solutions products, including manned security and facilities management services, and Cash solutions, mainly the provision of physical cash management services.
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