G4S (LON:GFS) had its price target decreased by Morgan Stanley from GBX 200 ($2.61) to GBX 195 ($2.55) in a research report report published on Wednesday morning, Digital Look reports. Morgan Stanley currently has an equal weight rating on the stock.
Several other equities analysts have also weighed in on GFS. Deutsche Bank restated an overweight rating and set a GBX 220 ($2.87) target price (up from GBX 200 ($2.61)) on shares of G4S in a report on Monday, August 12th. HSBC raised their target price on G4S from GBX 220 ($2.87) to GBX 230 ($3.01) and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Thursday, April 25th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. G4S presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 224.50 ($2.93).
LON GFS opened at GBX 170.45 ($2.23) on Wednesday. G4S has a fifty-two week low of GBX 169.80 ($2.22) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 255.60 ($3.34). The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 193.01 and its two-hundred day moving average is GBX 204.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 498.26, a current ratio of 1.42 and a quick ratio of 1.35. The firm has a market cap of $2.64 billion and a P/E ratio of 65.56.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 5th will be paid a GBX 3.59 ($0.05) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 5th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.84%. G4S’s payout ratio is presently 3.85%.
G4S Company Profile
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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