Shares of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,819.55 ($23.78).

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on Compass Group from GBX 1,730 ($22.61) to GBX 2,100 ($27.44) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 30th. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group in a report on Wednesday, September 4th. Shore Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Compass Group in a report on Thursday, July 25th. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group in a report on Friday, July 26th. Finally, Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 2,000 ($26.13) price target on shares of Compass Group in a report on Thursday, October 10th.

CPG traded down GBX 4 ($0.05) on Thursday, reaching GBX 2,022 ($26.42). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,353,729 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,910,000. The stock has a market cap of $32.06 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.40. Compass Group has a 1 year low of GBX 20.62 ($0.27) and a 1 year high of GBX 2,150 ($28.09). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 150.26, a current ratio of 0.85 and a quick ratio of 0.74. The business’s 50 day moving average is GBX 2,015.66 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 1,942.89.

Compass Group Company Profile

Compass Group PLC, through its subsidiaries, operates as a food and support services company in North America, Europe, and internationally. It serves business and industry; healthcare and senior living market; education; sports and leisure; and defense, offshore, and remote sectors. The company also 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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Analyst Recommendations for Compass Group (LON:CPG)

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