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G4S plc (LON:GFS) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fifteen brokerages that are covering the company, AR Network reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 244 ($4.08).

GFS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of G4S plc in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a GBX 245 ($4.10) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of G4S plc in a research note on Friday, August 15th. They now have a GBX 300 ($5.02) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of G4S plc from GBX 225 ($3.76) to GBX 235 ($3.93) in a research note on Thursday, August 14th. They now have an “underperform” rating on the stock.

G4S plc (LON:GFS) opened at 265.20 on Friday. G4S plc has a one year low of GBX 225.40 and a one year high of GBX 274.40. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 258.3 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 247.7. The company’s market cap is £4.097 billion.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, October 17th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 10th will be paid a dividend of GBX 3.42 ($0.06) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 10th.

G4S Plc, along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in provision of secure solutions, including manned security services, care and justice services and security systems, and cash solutions, including the management and transportation of cash and valuables, as well as undertaking of other outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a threat.

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