Rentokil Initial plc (RTO) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Rentokil Initial plc (LON:RTO) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 225.50 ($2.74).

Several analysts have commented on RTO shares. Credit Suisse Group boosted their target price on shares of Rentokil Initial plc from GBX 255 ($3.10) to GBX 270 ($3.28) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 4th. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of Rentokil Initial plc to an “outperform” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from GBX 240 ($2.92) to GBX 260 ($3.16) in a report on Thursday, October 13th. Barclays PLC upped their price objective on shares of Rentokil Initial plc from GBX 238 ($2.89) to GBX 252 ($3.06) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, October 20th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed an “add” rating and set a GBX 229 ($2.78) price objective on shares of Rentokil Initial plc in a report on Wednesday, November 16th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co upped their price objective on shares of Rentokil Initial plc from GBX 155 ($1.88) to GBX 168 ($2.04) and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, October 20th.

Rentokil Initial plc (LON:RTO) traded up 0.54% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 224.60. 2,968,072 shares of the company traded hands. Rentokil Initial plc has a 12 month low of GBX 147.40 and a 12 month high of GBX 236.90. The firm has a 50 day moving average of GBX 215.33 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 215.40. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 4.09 billion.

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Rentokil Initial plc Company Profile

Rentokil Initial plc is a commercial pest control company. The Company is engaged in the provision of route-based services, which protect people and enhance lives. The Company’s segments include Europe, UK & Rest of World, Asia, North America, Pacific, and Central and regional. The Company’s business categories include Pest Control, Hygiene, Workwear and Other.

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