Compass Group plc (CPG) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty-one ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,690.39 ($23.35).

Several brokerages have issued reports on CPG. HSBC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,850 ($25.56) target price on shares of Compass Group in a report on Friday, February 16th. Numis Securities reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,650 ($22.80) target price on shares of Compass Group in a report on Friday, February 9th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,600 ($22.11) target price on shares of Compass Group in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,850 ($25.56) price target on shares of Compass Group in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Shore Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Compass Group in a research report on Thursday, February 8th.

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Compass Group (CPG) opened at GBX 1,540 ($21.28) on Friday. Compass Group has a 1-year low of GBX 1,396.50 ($19.29) and a 1-year high of GBX 1,698 ($23.46). The stock has a market cap of $24,320.00 and a PE ratio of 2,169.01.

In related news, insider Ireena Vittal acquired 1,834 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 1,515 ($20.93) per share, with a total value of £27,785.10 ($38,387.81). Also, insider John Bason acquired 864 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 1,548 ($21.39) per share, with a total value of £13,374.72 ($18,478.47).

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About Compass Group

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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