Liberum Capital restated their buy rating on shares of Compass Group (LON:CPG) in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. They currently have a GBX 1,850 ($25.09) price target on the stock.

A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their target price on shares of Compass Group from GBX 1,745 ($23.66) to GBX 1,785 ($24.21) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Peel Hunt reiterated a buy rating on shares of Compass Group in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. N+1 Singer reiterated a buy rating on shares of Compass Group in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Barclays reiterated an overweight rating and set a GBX 1,800 ($24.41) price target on shares of Compass Group in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, Beaufort Securities cut shares of Compass Group to a hold rating and lowered their price target for the stock from GBX 1,700 ($23.05) to GBX 1,650 ($22.38) in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Compass Group presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 1,684.19 ($22.84).

Shares of Compass Group (LON:CPG) traded down GBX 136.83 ($1.86) during midday trading on Monday, hitting GBX 1,545 ($20.95). 3,421,939 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,370,000. Compass Group has a one year low of GBX 1,370 ($18.58) and a one year high of GBX 1,698 ($23.03). The company has a market capitalization of $24,300.00 and a P/E ratio of 2,176.06.

Compass Group (LON:CPG) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported GBX 72.30 ($0.98) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 71.90 ($0.98) by GBX 0.40 ($0.01). Compass Group had a net margin of 4.95% and a return on equity of 44.47%. The company had revenue of GBX 2,256.80 billion during the quarter.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 18th will be issued a dividend of GBX 22.30 ($0.30) per share. This represents a yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 18th.

In related news, insider Mark White sold 17,386 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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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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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