Weekly Research Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Compass Group (CPG)

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Compass Group (LON: CPG):

  • 2/9/2018 – Compass Group had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They now have a GBX 1,650 ($22.80) price target on the stock.
  • 2/8/2018 – Compass Group had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a GBX 1,600 ($22.11) price target on the stock.
  • 2/8/2018 – Compass Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 1,850 ($25.56) price target on the stock.
  • 2/8/2018 – Compass Group had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.
  • 1/22/2018 – Compass Group had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a GBX 1,850 ($25.56) price target on the stock.
  • 1/22/2018 – Compass Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 1,850 ($25.56) price target on the stock.
  • 1/12/2018 – Compass Group had its price target raised by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 1,745 ($24.11) to GBX 1,785 ($24.66). They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 12/19/2017 – Compass Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt.
  • 12/19/2017 – Compass Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at N+1 Singer.

Compass Group plc (LON CPG) traded up GBX 9.50 ($0.13) during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting GBX 1,516 ($20.95). 3,636,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,970,000. Compass Group plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1,396.50 ($19.29) and a 1-year high of GBX 1,698 ($23.46). The firm has a market cap of $24,010.00 and a PE ratio of 2,135.21.

Compass Group (LON:CPG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported GBX 72.30 ($1.00) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 71.90 ($0.99) by GBX 0.40 ($0.01). Compass Group had a net margin of 4.95% and a return on equity of 44.47%. The business had revenue of GBX 2,256.80 billion for the quarter.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 18th will be issued a GBX 22.30 ($0.31) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 18th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.48%.

In related news, insider Mark White sold 17,386 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,520 ($21.00), for a total value of £264,267.20 ($365,110.80).

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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