G4S plc (LON:GFS) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen brokerages that are presently covering the stock. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 218.13 ($2.85).
Several brokerages recently weighed in on GFS. BNP Paribas reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 185 ($2.41) target price on shares of G4S plc in a research note on Monday, July 11th. Jefferies Group raised their target price on G4S plc from GBX 157 ($2.05) to GBX 160 ($2.09) and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 11th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 254 ($3.32) target price on shares of G4S plc in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their target price on G4S plc from GBX 298 ($3.89) to GBX 281 ($3.67) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th.
G4S plc (LON:GFS) traded up 0.56% on Monday, hitting GBX 234.00. 2,666,586 shares of the stock were exchanged. G4S plc has a 52 week low of GBX 145.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 259.90. The company’s market cap is GBX 3.62 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 223.07 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 195.82.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of GBX 3.59 ($0.05) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.58%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 1st.
About G4S plc
G4S Plc is a United Kingdom-based security company engaged in the provision of security products services and solutions. The Company provides services across sectors, including Government, private energy and utilities, oil and gas, transport and logistics, ports and airports, leisure and tourism, financial institutions, mining, corporates and industrials, and retail.
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