Compass Group plc (CPG) Receives GBX 1,684.19 Average Target Price from Brokerages

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,684.19 ($23.65).

A number of research firms have issued reports on CPG. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 1,850 ($25.98) price objective on shares of Compass Group in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,850 ($25.98) price objective on shares of Compass Group in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price objective on Compass Group from GBX 1,745 ($24.50) to GBX 1,785 ($25.07) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, N+1 Singer reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th.

Compass Group (LON:CPG) traded down GBX 199.33 ($2.80) during trading hours on Friday, reaching GBX 1,482.50 ($20.82). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,615,728 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,160,000. Compass Group has a 1-year low of GBX 1,397 ($19.62) and a 1-year high of GBX 1,698 ($23.84). The company has a market cap of $23,470.00 and a P/E ratio of 2,088.03.

Compass Group (LON:CPG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported GBX 72.30 ($1.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 71.90 ($1.01) by GBX 0.40 ($0.01). Compass Group had a return on equity of 44.47% and a net margin of 4.95%. The business had revenue of GBX 2,256.80 billion for the quarter.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 18th will be given a dividend of GBX 22.30 ($0.31) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 18th.

In other Compass Group news, insider Mark White sold 17,386 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,520 ($21.35), for a total value of £264,267.20 ($371,109.68).

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Compass Group Company Profile

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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