Stifel Nicolaus reissued their hold rating on shares of Compass Group (LON:CPG) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Stifel Nicolaus currently has a GBX 1,600 ($22.43) price target on the stock.

A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on CPG. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Compass Group to an outperform rating and raised their price target for the stock from GBX 1,530 ($21.45) to GBX 1,750 ($24.54) in a report on Friday, October 27th. Credit Suisse Group raised their price target on shares of Compass Group from GBX 1,870 ($26.22) to GBX 1,880 ($26.36) and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 1,850 ($25.94) target price on shares of Compass Group in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Panmure Gordon reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a GBX 1,560 ($21.87) target price on shares of Compass Group in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an overweight rating and issued a GBX 1,745 ($24.47) target price on shares of Compass Group in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 1,681 ($23.57).

Compass Group (LON CPG) traded down GBX 7 ($0.10) during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 1,506.50 ($21.12). 5,866,084 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,850,000. Compass Group has a 52 week low of GBX 1,396.50 ($19.58) and a 52 week high of GBX 1,698 ($23.81). The company has a market cap of $23,850.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 2,121.83.

Compass Group (LON:CPG) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported GBX 72.30 ($1.01) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 71.90 ($1.01) by GBX 0.40 ($0.01). The company had revenue of GBX 2,256.80 billion for the quarter. Compass Group had a net margin of 4.95% and a return on equity of 44.47%.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 18th will be paid a GBX 22.30 ($0.31) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 18th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.48%.

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 ($21.31), for a total transaction of £264,267.20 ($370,537.30).

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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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