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

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-one analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have given a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,604.41 ($20.78).

Several research firms recently weighed in on CPG. Kepler Capital Markets boosted their target price on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,495 ($19.37) to GBX 1,560 ($20.21) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their target price on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,450 ($18.78) to GBX 1,510 ($19.56) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 12th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,520 ($19.69) target price on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. J P Morgan Chase & Co boosted their target price on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,670 ($21.63) to GBX 1,745 ($22.60) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, July 3rd. Finally, Beaufort Securities upgraded Compass Group plc to a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,700 ($22.02) target price for the company in a research note on Friday, March 31st.

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Shares of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at 1587.00 on Monday. Compass Group plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,299.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,698.00. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 25.09 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,631.08 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 1,510.16.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 17th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 27th will be issued a GBX 61 ($0.79) dividend. This is an increase from Compass Group plc’s previous dividend of $11.20. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 27th.

Compass Group plc Company Profile

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)

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