Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-two ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,604.41 ($20.95).

Several analysts recently commented on the stock. Kepler Capital Markets increased their target price on shares of Compass Group plc from GBX 1,495 ($19.52) to GBX 1,560 ($20.37) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Jefferies Group LLC upped their price target on shares of Compass Group plc from GBX 1,450 ($18.93) to GBX 1,510 ($19.72) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 12th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,520 ($19.85) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upped their price target on shares of Compass Group plc from GBX 1,670 ($21.81) to GBX 1,745 ($22.79) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. Finally, Beaufort Securities upgraded shares of Compass Group plc to a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,700 ($22.20) price target for the company in a research report on Friday, March 31st.

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at 1608.00 on Tuesday. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 25.42 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,631.08 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 1,510.16. Compass Group plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,299.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,698.00.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 27th were paid a GBX 61 ($0.80) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 27th. This is a positive change from Compass Group plc’s previous dividend of $11.20.

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About Compass Group plc

Compass Group PLC provides food and support services. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe, Rest of World and Central activities. The Europe segment includes Turkey and Russia. The Rest of World segment includes Japan. The Company delivers services in sectors, including business and industry; healthcare and seniors; education; defense, offshore and remote, and sports and leisure.

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