G4S plc (LON:GFS) insider Tim Weller bought 16,093 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 309 ($4.02) per share, with a total value of £49,727.37 ($64,757.61).
G4S plc (GFS) opened at 302.80 on Friday. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.68 billion. G4S plc has a one year low of GBX 217.00 and a one year high of GBX 342.60. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 329.46 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 305.12.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of GBX 3.59 ($0.05) per share. This represents a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st.
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Several analysts have commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG upped their target price on shares of G4S plc from GBX 230 ($3.00) to GBX 325 ($4.23) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 323 ($4.21) target price on shares of G4S plc in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. BNP Paribas reiterated an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 220 ($2.86) target price on shares of G4S plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on shares of G4S plc from GBX 285 ($3.71) to GBX 330 ($4.30) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 310 ($4.04) target price on shares of G4S plc in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. G4S plc currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 296.36 ($3.86).
About G4S plc
G4S Plc is a security company specializing in the provision of security and related services to customers. The Company’s segments include Africa, Asia Middle East, Latin America, Europe, North America, and UK & Ireland. It offers Secure solutions products, including manned security and facilities management services, and Cash solutions, mainly the provision of physical cash management services.
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