Shares of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are covering the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have given a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,535.71 ($19.82).

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on CPG shares. Peel Hunt raised Compass Group plc to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 23rd. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Friday, April 28th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price target on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,685 ($21.75) to GBX 1,665 ($21.49) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Thursday, February 2nd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,370 ($17.68) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Thursday, February 2nd.

Shares of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at 1602.00 on Friday. Compass Group plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,242.15 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,639.33. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,548.20 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 1,462.96. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 26.34 billion.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 17th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 27th will be given a GBX 61 ($0.79) dividend. This is a boost from Compass Group plc’s previous dividend of $11.20. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 27th.

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Compass Group plc Company Profile

Compass Group PLC provides food and support services. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe, Rest of World and Central activities. The Europe segment includes Turkey and Russia. The Rest of World segment includes Japan. The Company delivers services in sectors, including business and industry; healthcare and seniors; education; defense, offshore and remote, and sports and leisure.

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