Shares of G4S plc (LON:GFS) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 295 ($3.82).

Several equities analysts recently commented on GFS shares. BNP Paribas reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 220 ($2.85) price objective on shares of G4S plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Morgan Stanley cut shares of G4S plc to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from GBX 330 ($4.27) to GBX 315 ($4.07) in a research note on Monday, August 14th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 323 ($4.18) price objective on shares of G4S plc in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price objective on shares of G4S plc from GBX 230 ($2.97) to GBX 325 ($4.20) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on shares of G4S plc from GBX 310 ($4.01) to GBX 350 ($4.53) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, May 5th.

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In related news, insider Tim Weller purchased 16,093 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 309 ($4.00) per share, with a total value of £49,727.37 ($64,313.72).

Shares of G4S plc (LON:GFS) traded up 1.09% on Friday, hitting GBX 286.60. 3,807,281 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.44 billion. G4S plc has a 12 month low of GBX 217.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 342.60. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 313.89 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 309.17.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a GBX 3.59 ($0.05) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. This represents a yield of 1.17%.

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.

Analyst Recommendations for G4S plc (LON:GFS)

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