Compass Group (LON:CPG) Receives “Buy” Rating from UBS Group

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UBS Group restated their buy rating on shares of Compass Group (LON:CPG) in a report released on Wednesday morning, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on CPG. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Compass Group to a sector performer rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from GBX 1,750 ($22.87) to GBX 1,800 ($23.52) in a research note on Friday, June 7th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 1,750 ($22.87) price objective on shares of Compass Group in a research note on Tuesday, May 28th. Societe Generale raised shares of Compass Group to a buy rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from GBX 1,690 ($22.08) to GBX 2,000 ($26.13) in a research note on Thursday, May 16th. Barclays reissued an equal weight rating and issued a GBX 1,850 ($24.17) price objective on shares of Compass Group in a research note on Thursday, May 16th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an overweight rating on shares of Compass Group in a research note on Monday, April 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Compass Group presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 1,772.69 ($23.16).

Shares of LON:CPG opened at GBX 1,911.50 ($24.98) on Wednesday. Compass Group has a 52 week low of GBX 1,467.50 ($19.18) and a 52 week high of GBX 1,854.50 ($24.23). The firm has a market capitalization of $30.32 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 150.26, a current ratio of 0.85 and a quick ratio of 0.74.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 20th will be paid a dividend of GBX 13.10 ($0.17) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 20th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.74%. Compass Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 0.53%.

In other news, insider Ireena Vittal purchased 109 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 30th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 1,792 ($23.42) per share, with a total value of £1,953.28 ($2,552.31).

Compass Group Company Profile

Compass Group PLC, through its subsidiaries, operates as a food and support services company in North America, Europe, and internationally. It serves business and industry; healthcare and senior living market; education; sports and leisure; and defense, offshore, and remote sectors. The company also offers support services, such as cleaning in hospitals; reception services at corporate headquarters; managing remote camps; grounds and facilities services at schools and universities; and others.

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