Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) shares were down 0% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as GBX 1,517 ($20.42) and last traded at GBX 1,524 ($20.51). Approximately 4,244,522 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 4% from the average daily volume of 4,420,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,524 ($20.51).
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on CPG shares. Berenberg Bank restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,800 ($24.23) target price on shares of Compass Group in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Credit Suisse Group upped their price objective on shares of Compass Group from GBX 1,870 ($25.17) to GBX 1,880 ($25.30) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group in a research report on Tuesday. Bryan, Garnier & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,550 ($20.86) price objective on shares of Compass Group in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Compass Group to an “outperform” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from GBX 1,530 ($20.59) to GBX 1,750 ($23.55) in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Compass Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,683.56 ($22.66).
Compass Group (LON:CPG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported GBX 72.30 ($0.97) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 71.90 ($0.97) by GBX 0.40 ($0.01). The business had revenue of GBX 2,256.80 billion during the quarter. Compass Group had a net margin of 5.42% and a return on equity of 46.40%.
In other news, insider Mark White sold 17,386 shares of Compass Group stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,520 ($20.46), for a total transaction of £264,267.20 ($355,675.91).
Compass Group Company Profile
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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