Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) shares rose 1.3% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 1,619 ($21.51) and last traded at GBX 1,619 ($21.51). Approximately 2,308,363 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 35% from the average daily volume of 3,531,690 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,598 ($21.23).

CPG has been the subject of several research reports. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 1,700 ($22.59) target price on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,800 ($23.92) target price on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,850 ($24.58) target price on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten 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 a consensus target price of GBX 1,637.94 ($21.76).

The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 25.59 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,631.08 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 1,510.16.

In other Compass Group plc news, insider Paul Walsh purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 21st. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 1,571 ($20.87) per share, with a total value of £157,100 ($208,743.02).

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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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