G4S plc (LON:GFS) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 221.67 ($2.90).
A number of research firms recently weighed in on GFS. HSBC raised their price target on shares of G4S from GBX 220 ($2.87) to GBX 230 ($3.01) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 25th. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of G4S in a research report on Thursday, April 11th. Deutsche Bank dropped their price target on shares of G4S from GBX 325 ($4.25) to GBX 200 ($2.61) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 17th. Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of G4S in a research report on Tuesday, May 14th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a GBX 200 ($2.61) price target on the stock. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 270 ($3.53) price target on shares of G4S in a research report on Wednesday, March 6th.
GFS opened at GBX 215.20 ($2.81) on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 336.53, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.17. G4S has a fifty-two week low of GBX 173.55 ($2.27) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 282.50 ($3.69). The stock has a market cap of $3.33 billion and a P/E ratio of 40.60.
In other G4S news, insider Ashley Almanza sold 77,077 shares of G4S stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 195 ($2.55), for a total value of £150,300.15 ($196,393.77).
G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of security and related services in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, India, 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 systems design, built, and integration services.
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