Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-two ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, twelve have issued a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,623.53 ($21.42).

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on CPG shares. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Friday, May 5th. HSBC Holdings plc started coverage on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a GBX 1,850 ($24.40) price target on the stock. Berenberg Bank lifted their price target on shares of Compass Group plc from GBX 1,650 ($21.76) to GBX 1,800 ($23.74) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Liberum Capital started coverage on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a GBX 1,850 ($24.40) price target on the stock. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets lifted their price target on shares of Compass Group plc from GBX 1,495 ($19.72) to GBX 1,560 ($20.58) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 11th.

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Shares of Compass Group plc (LON CPG) opened at 1618.00 on Friday. Compass Group plc has a 52 week low of GBX 1,299.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 1,698.00. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 1,631.08 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 1,510.16. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 25.58 billion.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 27th were paid a GBX 61 ($0.80) dividend. This is a positive change from Compass Group plc’s previous dividend of $11.20. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 27th.

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)

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