G4S plc (LON:GFS)‘s stock had its “underperform” rating reissued by equities researchers at BNP Paribas in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They presently have a GBX 195 ($2.55) price objective on the stock. BNP Paribas’ target price indicates a potential downside of 14.62% from the company’s current price.

GFS has been the topic of several other research reports. Jefferies Group upped their target price on G4S plc from GBX 157 ($2.05) to GBX 160 ($2.09) and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 11th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 189 ($2.47) target price on shares of G4S plc in a report on Monday, June 27th. Credit Suisse Group AG upped their target price on G4S plc from GBX 210 ($2.74) to GBX 275 ($3.59) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, August 15th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 281 ($3.67) target price on shares of G4S plc in a report on Thursday, August 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG lowered G4S plc to a “sell” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from GBX 235 ($3.07) to GBX 165 ($2.15) in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 218.13 ($2.85).

Analyst Recommendations for G4S plc (LON:GFS)

Shares of G4S plc (LON:GFS) traded down 0.09% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting GBX 230.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,493,500 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 232.84 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 199.38. G4S plc has a 1-year low of GBX 145.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 259.90. The company’s market cap is GBX 3.55 billion.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 1st will be paid a GBX 3.59 ($0.05) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.58%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 1st.

About G4S plc

G4S Plc is a United Kingdom-based security company engaged in the provision of security products services and solutions. The Company provides services across sectors, including Government, private energy and utilities, oil and gas, transport and logistics, ports and airports, leisure and tourism, financial institutions, mining, corporates and industrials, and retail.

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