Today, Barclays PLC Increases Compass Group plc (CPG) Price Target to GBX 1,550

Today, Barclays PLC Increases Compass Group plc (CPG) Price Target to GBX 1,550
Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) had its price target hoisted by research analysts at Barclays PLC from GBX 1,500 ($18.74) to GBX 1,550 ($19.37) in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm currently has an “overweight” rating on the stock. Barclays PLC’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 13.47% from the stock’s previous close.

CPG has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their target price on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,480 ($18.49) to GBX 1,530 ($19.12) and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a report on Thursday, October 13th. Societe Generale increased their target price on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,190 ($14.87) to GBX 1,290 ($16.12) and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 29th. Bryan, Garnier & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,450 ($18.12) target price on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Tuesday. Jefferies Group cut Compass Group plc to a “hold” rating and increased their target price for the stock from GBX 1,450 ($18.12) to GBX 1,475 ($18.43) in a report on Monday, November 7th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,450 ($18.12) target price on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Tuesday, November 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,393 ($17.40).

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at 1371.00 on Wednesday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,432.86 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 1,411.38. The firm’s market cap is GBX 22.55 billion. Compass Group plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,079.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,559.00.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 20th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 19th will be given a dividend of GBX 21.10 ($0.26) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 19th. This is an increase from Compass Group plc’s previous dividend of $10.60. This represents a yield of 1.59%.

In related news, insider Bomhard ,Stefan acquired 6,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 20th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 1,486 ($18.57) per share, for a total transaction of £90,646 ($113,250.87). Also, insider Ireena Vittal acquired 1,863 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 22nd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 1,491 ($18.63) per share, with a total value of £27,777.33 ($34,704.31).

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