Insider Buying: Compass Group plc (CPG) Insider Purchases £157,100 in Stock

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) insider Paul Walsh purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 21st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 1,571 ($20.65) per share, for a total transaction of £157,100 ($206,547.46).

Compass Group plc (LON CPG) opened at 1610.00 on Thursday. The company has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,631.08 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 1,510.16. Compass Group plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1,299.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,698.00. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 25.45 billion.

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Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Bryan, Garnier & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,550 ($20.38) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Kepler Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,622 ($21.33) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Canaccord Genuity upped their price target on shares of Compass Group plc from GBX 1,550 ($20.38) to GBX 1,630 ($21.43) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,745 ($22.94) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Sunday, July 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,631.59 ($21.45).

About Compass Group plc

Compass Group PLC provides food and support services. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe, Rest of World and Central activities. The Europe segment includes Turkey and Russia. The Rest of World segment includes Japan. The Company delivers services in sectors, including business and industry; healthcare and seniors; education; defense, offshore and remote, and sports and leisure.

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