Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Moderate Buy” by Brokerages

Shares of Compass Group PLC (LON:CPGGet Free Report) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Moderate Buy” by the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,374 ($30.42).

Several research firms have issued reports on CPG. Royal Bank of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 2,400 ($30.75) price objective on shares of Compass Group in a research note on Tuesday, May 21st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 2,600 ($33.31) price objective on shares of Compass Group in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group in a research note on Wednesday, May 15th.

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Insider Activity at Compass Group

In other Compass Group news, insider Arlene Isaacs-Lowe acquired 2,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 28th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 2,176 ($27.88) per share, for a total transaction of £60,928 ($78,062.78). 0.15% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Compass Group Stock Performance

Shares of CPG opened at GBX 2,180 ($27.93) on Wednesday. Compass Group has a one year low of GBX 1,940.50 ($24.86) and a one year high of GBX 2,332 ($29.88). The company has a market cap of £37.06 billion, a PE ratio of 2,794.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 0.77. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 2,231.16 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 2,175.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 89.31, a current ratio of 0.78 and a quick ratio of 0.86.

Compass Group Cuts Dividend

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.21 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 13th. Compass Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 5,769.23%.

Compass Group Company Profile

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Compass Group PLC operates as a food and support services company in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company offers support services, such as cleaning in hospitals; reception services at corporate headquarters; managing remote camps; grounds and facilities services at schools and universities; and others.

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