Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) had its price objective increased by Barclays PLC from GBX 1,500 ($18.61) to GBX 1,550 ($19.23) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning. Barclays PLC currently has an overweight rating on the stock.
CPG has been the topic of a number of other reports. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 1,491 ($18.50) target price on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Thursday, September 8th. Societe Generale boosted their target price on shares of Compass Group plc from GBX 1,190 ($14.76) to GBX 1,290 ($16.00) and gave the stock a sell rating in a report on Thursday, September 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Compass Group plc to an overweight rating and boosted their target price for the stock from GBX 1,380 ($17.12) to GBX 1,580 ($19.60) in a report on Wednesday, September 14th. Panmure Gordon reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 1,400 ($17.37) target price on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of Compass Group plc to a sector performer rating and lifted their target price for the stock from GBX 1,350 ($16.75) to GBX 1,480 ($18.36) in a research report on Friday, July 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Compass Group plc presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 1,437.47 ($17.83).
Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at 1391.00 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,424.97 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,414.15. Compass Group plc has a 52 week low of GBX 1,079.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 1,559.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 22.88 billion.
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 20th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 19th will be given a GBX 21.10 ($0.26) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.59%. This is an increase from Compass Group plc’s previous dividend of $10.60. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 19th.
In other news, insider Paul Walsh acquired 5,000 shares of Compass Group plc stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 23rd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,337 ($16.59) per share, for a total transaction of £66,850 ($82,930.16). Also, insider Bomhard ,Stefan acquired 6,100 shares of Compass Group plc stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 20th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 1,486 ($18.43) per share, with a total value of £90,646 ($112,450.07).