Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) insider Mark White sold 17,386 shares of Compass Group plc stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,520 ($19.99), for a total value of £264,267.20 ($347,582.80).

Shares of Compass Group plc (CPG) opened at GBX 1,510 ($19.86) on Friday. Compass Group plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,305 ($17.16) and a 12 month high of GBX 1,698 ($22.33).

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported GBX 72.30 ($0.95) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 71.90 ($0.95) by GBX 0.40 ($0.01). The firm had revenue of GBX 2,256.80 billion for the quarter. Compass Group plc had a return on equity of 46.40% and a net margin of 5.42%.

CPG has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,800 ($23.67) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price objective on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,870 ($24.60) to GBX 1,880 ($24.73) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Bryan, Garnier & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,550 ($20.39) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded Compass Group plc to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from GBX 1,530 ($20.12) to GBX 1,750 ($23.02) in a report on Friday, October 27th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Compass Group plc presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,677.31 ($22.06).

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Compass Group plc 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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