Jefferies Group Weighs in on G4S’s FY2018 Earnings (GFSZY)

G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for G4S in a report issued on Monday. Jefferies Group analyst K. Marden now forecasts that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $1.39 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.35. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for G4S’s FY2019 earnings at $1.60 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.67 EPS.

A number of other research firms also recently commented on GFSZY. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of G4S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Saturday, January 20th. UBS Group upgraded shares of G4S from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of G4S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, BNP Paribas upgraded shares of G4S from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $22.50.

Shares of G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) opened at $18.15 on Tuesday. G4S has a 52-week low of $16.61 and a 52-week high of $22.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.86, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a current ratio of 1.51.

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G4S Company Profile

G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of security and related services in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, and North America. The company offers integrated solutions, including analytics and intelligence, technology and software, consulting and risk management, monitoring and response, and manned and mobile security, as well as design, built, and integration systems.

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