G4S (LON:GFS) Shares Cross Above Two Hundred Day Moving Average of $203.12

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G4S plc (LON:GFS) passed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Monday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of $203.12 and traded as high as $171.15. G4S shares last traded at $168.40, with a volume of 3,179,198 shares changing hands.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 220 ($2.87) price target (up from GBX 200 ($2.61)) on shares of G4S in a report on Monday, August 12th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on G4S from GBX 200 ($2.61) to GBX 195 ($2.55) and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 14th. Finally, Barclays upgraded G4S to an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 220 ($2.87) price target for the company in a report on Thursday, August 15th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. G4S has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 224.50 ($2.93).

The firm has a market cap of $2.61 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 64.62. The company has a current ratio of 1.42, a quick ratio of 1.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 498.26. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 185.09 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 202.46.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 5th will be given a dividend of GBX 3.59 ($0.05) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 5th. This represents a yield of 1.84%. G4S’s dividend payout ratio is currently 3.85%.

About G4S (LON:GFS)

G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of security and related services in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, India, Latin America, Europe, and North America. The company offers integrated solutions, including analytics and intelligence, technology and software, consulting and risk management, monitoring and response, and manned and mobile security, as well as systems design, built, and integration services.

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