G4S plc (GFS) To Go Ex-Dividend on August 31st
G4S plc (LON:GFS) announced a dividend on Wednesday, August 9th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of GBX 3.59 ($0.05) per share on Friday, October 13th. This represents a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.
Shares of G4S plc (LON:GFS) opened at 288.80 on Wednesday. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.47 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 319.06 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 308.43. G4S plc has a 12 month low of GBX 217.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 342.60.
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on GFS. Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on shares of G4S plc from GBX 310 ($4.01) to GBX 350 ($4.53) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, May 5th. BNP Paribas reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 220 ($2.85) target price on shares of G4S plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Deutsche Bank AG raised their target price on shares of G4S plc from GBX 230 ($2.97) to GBX 325 ($4.20) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of G4S plc to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their target price for the company from GBX 330 ($4.27) to GBX 315 ($4.07) in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 323 ($4.18) target price on shares of G4S plc in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. G4S plc presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 295 ($3.82).
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In related news, insider Tim Weller bought 16,093 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 309 ($4.00) per share, for a total transaction of £49,727.37 ($64,313.72).
About G4S plc
G4S Plc is a security company specializing in the provision of security and related services to customers. The Company’s segments include Africa, Asia Middle East, Latin America, Europe, North America, and UK & Ireland. It offers Secure solutions products, including manned security and facilities management services, and Cash solutions, mainly the provision of physical cash management services.
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