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G4S plc (LON:GFS) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fifteen brokerages that are currently covering the company, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 244 ($4.04).

G4S plc (LON:GFS) opened at 265.40 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 258.6 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 248.3. The company’s market cap is £4.100 billion.

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

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on GFS shares. Analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of G4S plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 20th. They now have a GBX 245 ($4.05) 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 ($4.96) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of G4S plc from GBX 225 ($3.72) to GBX 235 ($3.89) in a research note on Thursday, August 14th. They now have an “underperform” rating on the stock.

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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