G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Buy”

G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Thursday, January 11th. The brokerage currently has a $21.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price would suggest a potential upside of 11.35% from the company’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 research analysts have also recently weighed in on GFSZY. UBS Group upgraded G4S from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Jefferies Group upgraded G4S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Deutsche Bank raised G4S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Gabelli reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of G4S in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $22.50.

G4S (OTCMKTS GFSZY) traded down $1.19 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $18.86. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 12,253 shares, compared to its average volume of 19,940. G4S has a 52-week low of $15.93 and a 52-week high of $22.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.86, a current ratio of 1.51 and a quick ratio of 1.45.

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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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