G4S (GFSZY) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a $21.00 target price on the industrial products company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target would suggest a potential upside of 5.87% from the stock’s previous close.

According to Zacks, “G4S Plc operates as an integrated security company specializing in the provision of security products, services and solutions. It offers secure solutions, including risk services and consultancy services; access control, CCTV, intruder alarms, fire detection, video analytics and security, and building systems technology integration; mobile security patrol and response services, and alarm receiving and monitoring facilities; secure facilities services; assisting long term unemployed people into work; and manned security services. The Company also provides care and justice services; prisoner escorting; asylum services; electronic monitoring; and police services. It has operations in North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia/Pacific and Latin America. G4S Plc is based in United Kingdom. “

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on GFSZY. UBS Group upgraded shares of G4S from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Jefferies Group upgraded shares of G4S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of G4S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Gabelli restated a “buy” rating on shares of G4S in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $21.50.

G4S (OTCMKTS GFSZY) opened at $19.84 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.45, a current ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.86. G4S has a 12-month low of $14.70 and a 12-month high of $22.50.

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G4S Company Profile

G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of security and related services in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, 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 design, built, and integration systems.

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