Trading Report: Today, Compass Group plc (CPG) Earns Hold Rating from Numis Securities Ltd

Today, Compass Group plc (CPG) Earns Hold Rating from Numis Securities Ltd

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).

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