Panmure Gordon restated their hold rating on shares of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) in a research note released on Tuesday. They currently have a GBX 1,400 ($17.49) price target on the stock.
Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Bryan, Garnier & Co reissued a neutral rating and issued a GBX 1,450 ($18.12) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Tuesday. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a hold rating and set a GBX 1,450 ($18.12) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an overweight rating and set a GBX 1,595 ($19.93) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Monday. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an overweight rating and set a GBX 1,500 ($18.74) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Monday, November 14th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an equal weight rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Monday, November 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. Compass Group plc presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 1,393 ($17.40).
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 20th. Investors 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 of this dividend is Thursday, January 19th. This is an increase from Compass Group plc’s previous dividend of $10.60.
In related news, insider Gary Green sold 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,498 ($18.72), for a total transaction of £1,498,000 ($1,871,564.22). Also, insider Paul Walsh bought 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 23rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,337 ($16.70) per share, with a total value of £66,850 ($83,520.74).