G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eight brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $21.00.
Several research firms have recently commented on GFSZY. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of G4S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut shares of G4S from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, BNP Paribas raised shares of G4S from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st.
Shares of OTCMKTS:GFSZY traded down $0.32 on Wednesday, hitting $17.96. The company had a trading volume of 20,571 shares, compared to its average volume of 13,699. G4S has a 1 year low of $16.61 and a 1 year high of $22.50. The company has a current ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.77. The stock has a market cap of $5,672.63, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.11, a P/E/G ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 1.26.
The firm also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, May 4th will be given a dividend of $0.383 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 3rd. G4S’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 50.48%.
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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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