Numis Securities Ltd restated their hold rating on shares of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) in a research report report published on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has a GBX 1,450 ($18.12) price target on the stock.
CPG has been the subject of several other reports. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their target price on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,480 ($18.49) to GBX 1,530 ($19.12) and gave the company a sector perform rating in a research note on Thursday, October 13th. Societe Generale lifted their price objective 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 research note on Thursday, September 29th. Jefferies Group cut Compass Group plc to a hold rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from GBX 1,450 ($18.12) to GBX 1,475 ($18.43) in a research note on Monday, November 7th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a neutral rating and set a GBX 1,491 ($18.63) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. Finally, Panmure Gordon reaffirmed a hold rating and set a GBX 1,400 ($17.49) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Thursday, September 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 1,393 ($17.40).
Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at 1364.00 on Tuesday. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 22.44 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,432.86 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 1,411.38. Compass Group plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,079.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,559.00.
The firm also recently declared 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. This represents a yield of 1.59%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 19th. This is an increase from Compass Group plc’s previous dividend of $10.60.
In other Compass Group plc news, insider Bomhard ,Stefan purchased 6,100 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 20th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 1,486 ($18.57) per share, with a total value of £90,646 ($113,250.87). Also, insider Gary Green sold 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,498 ($18.72), for a total value of £1,498,000 ($1,871,564.22).