Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)’s share price traded down 0% on Monday . The company traded as low as GBX 1,545 ($20.95) and last traded at GBX 1,546.50 ($20.97). 3,698,070 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 5% from the average session volume of 3,510,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,546.50 ($20.97).
A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. N+1 Singer reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Kepler Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,622 ($22.00) target price on shares of Compass Group in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Panmure Gordon reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,560 ($21.16) target price on shares of Compass Group in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,850 ($25.09) target price on shares of Compass Group in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. Finally, Beaufort Securities cut shares of Compass Group to a “hold” rating and cut their price target for the company from GBX 1,700 ($23.05) to GBX 1,650 ($22.38) in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Compass Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,683.56 ($22.83).
The stock has a market cap of $24,740.00 and a P/E ratio of 2,178.17.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 18th will be paid a dividend of GBX 22.30 ($0.30) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 18th.
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 ($20.61), for a total transaction of £264,267.20 ($358,377.00).
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About Compass Group
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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