Insider Buying: G4S plc (GFS) Insider Buys 16,093 Shares of Stock

G4S plc (LON:GFS) insider Tim Weller bought 16,093 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 309 ($4.02) per share, with a total value of £49,727.37 ($64,757.61).

G4S plc (LON:GFS) opened at 303.60 on Thursday. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.70 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 330.27 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 305.14. G4S plc has a 1-year low of GBX 207.80 and a 1-year high of GBX 342.60.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be issued a GBX 3.59 ($0.05) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.17%.

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A number of equities analysts have weighed in on GFS shares. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their price target on shares of G4S plc from GBX 325 ($4.23) to GBX 340 ($4.43) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 310 ($4.04) target price on shares of G4S plc in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. J P Morgan Chase & Co lifted their target price on shares of G4S plc from GBX 290 ($3.78) to GBX 323 ($4.21) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, May 5th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of G4S plc from GBX 285 ($3.71) to GBX 330 ($4.30) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, BNP Paribas reiterated an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 220 ($2.86) price objective on shares of G4S plc in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 296.36 ($3.86).

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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