Jefferies Group Comments on G4S’s FY2017 Earnings (GFSZY)

G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) – Analysts at Jefferies Group upped their FY2017 EPS estimates for G4S in a report issued on Monday. Jefferies Group analyst K. Marden now forecasts that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $1.22 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.18. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for G4S’s FY2018 earnings at $1.35 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.55 EPS.

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on GFSZY. UBS Group raised shares of G4S from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of G4S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Deutsche Bank raised shares of G4S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Gabelli reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of G4S in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $21.50.

G4S (GFSZY) opened at $19.19 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.86, a current ratio of 1.51 and a quick ratio of 1.45. G4S has a 1-year low of $14.59 and a 1-year high of $22.50.

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G4S Company Profile

G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of security and related services in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, and North America. The company offers integrated solutions, including analytics and intelligence, technology and software, consulting and risk management, monitoring and response, and manned and mobile security, as well as design, built, and integration systems.

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