Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,505 ($19.66).

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded Compass Group to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from GBX 1,440 ($18.81) to GBX 1,660 ($21.69) in a report on Wednesday, July 21st. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,800 ($23.52) price objective on shares of Compass Group in a report on Tuesday, August 17th. Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,400 ($18.29) target price on shares of Compass Group in a report on Thursday, July 29th. Finally, Barclays increased their target price on Compass Group from GBX 1,720 ($22.47) to GBX 1,740 ($22.73) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, July 30th.

Shares of CPG traded up GBX 40 ($0.52) during midday trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 1,488.50 ($19.45). The stock had a trading volume of 3,494,654 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,778,107. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 1,486.43 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 2,644.78. Compass Group has a 12-month low of GBX 1,029 ($13.44) and a 12-month high of GBX 1,721.63 ($22.49). The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 96.35. The company has a market capitalization of £26.56 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of -74.43.

About Compass Group

Compass Group PLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food and support services company in North America, Europe, and internationally. It serves business and industry; healthcare and senior living market; education; sports and leisure; and defense, offshore, and remote sectors. The company also offers support services, such as cleaning in hospitals; reception services at corporate headquarters; managing remote camps; grounds and facilities services at schools and universities; and others.

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