Shares of G4S plc (LON:GFS) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 290.50 ($3.70).

Several research firms have recently commented on GFS. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 325 ($4.14) target price on shares of G4S plc in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. J P Morgan Chase & Co upped their price target on shares of G4S plc from GBX 290 ($3.69) to GBX 323 ($4.12) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on shares of G4S plc from GBX 310 ($3.95) to GBX 350 ($4.46) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on shares of G4S plc from GBX 285 ($3.63) to GBX 330 ($4.20) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc reissued a “reduce” rating and issued a GBX 259 ($3.30) target price on shares of G4S plc in a research note on Monday, April 10th.

G4S plc (GFS) traded up 4.58% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching GBX 335.90. 5,709,418 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. G4S plc has a 12-month low of GBX 145.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 339.50. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 323.00 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 279.23. The company’s market cap is GBX 5.20 billion.

In other G4S plc news, insider Winnie Kin Wah Fok bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, May 12th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 318 ($4.05) per share, with a total value of £31,800 ($40,514.72). Also, insider John Connolly bought 14,850 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, May 5th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 323 ($4.12) per share, for a total transaction of £47,965.50 ($61,110.33).

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About G4S plc

G4S Plc is a security company specializing in the provision of security and related services to customers. The Company’s segments include Africa, Asia Middle East, Latin America, Europe, North America, and UK & Ireland. It offers Secure solutions products, including manned security and facilities management services, and Cash solutions, mainly the provision of physical cash management services.

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