G4S plc (LON:GFS) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat 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 brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 295 ($3.92).

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of G4S plc to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from GBX 330 ($4.38) to GBX 315 ($4.19) in a report on Monday, August 14th. Deutsche Bank AG increased their price objective on shares of G4S plc from GBX 325 ($4.32) to GBX 340 ($4.52) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. BNP Paribas reissued an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 220 ($2.92) price objective on shares of G4S plc in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 323 ($4.29) price objective on shares of G4S plc in a report on Tuesday, June 27th.

In other news, insider Tim Weller acquired 16,093 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 309 ($4.11) per share, with a total value of £49,727.37 ($66,074.10).

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Shares of G4S plc (LON:GFS) traded up 1.85% during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 280.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,234,135 shares. The company’s market cap is GBX 4.34 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 278.75 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 308.62. G4S plc has a 12 month low of GBX 217.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 342.60.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st were paid a GBX 3.59 ($0.05) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 31st.

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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