Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Berenberg Bank in a report issued on Wednesday. They presently have a GBX 1,800 ($23.67) price target on the stock. Berenberg Bank’s price target indicates a potential upside of 17.96% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Monday, September 4th. Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,620 ($21.31) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on shares of Compass Group plc from GBX 1,870 ($24.60) to GBX 1,880 ($24.73) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded shares of Compass Group plc to an “outperform” rating and raised their price objective for the company from GBX 1,530 ($20.12) to GBX 1,750 ($23.02) in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,850 ($24.33) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,654.53 ($21.76).

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at GBX 1,525.90 ($20.07) on Wednesday. Compass Group plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,305 ($17.16) and a 12 month high of GBX 1,698 ($22.33).

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported GBX 72.30 ($0.95) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 71.90 ($0.95) by GBX 0.40 ($0.01). The company had revenue of GBX 2,256.80 billion during the quarter. Compass Group plc had a net margin of 5.42% and a return on equity of 46.40%.

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In other Compass Group plc news, insider Paul Walsh acquired 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 21st. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 1,571 ($20.66) per share, with a total value of £157,100 ($206,628.96).

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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