Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the twenty-three research firms that are currently covering the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,356.85 ($16.79).

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on CPG shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,491 ($18.45) target price on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Compass Group plc to an “overweight” rating and increased their target price for the stock from GBX 1,380 ($17.08) to GBX 1,580 ($19.55) in a research report on Wednesday, September 14th. Societe Generale increased their target price on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,190 ($14.73) to GBX 1,290 ($15.97) and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 29th. Canaccord Genuity increased their target price on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,425 ($17.64) to GBX 1,645 ($20.36) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 8th. Finally, Panmure Gordon reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,400 ($17.33) target price on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Thursday, September 15th.

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at 1484.00 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,475.11 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 1,375.62. Compass Group plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,013.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,559.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 24.41 billion.

In other news, insider Ireena Vittal purchased 1,863 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 22nd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 1,491 ($18.45) per share, for a total transaction of £27,777.33 ($34,377.88). Also, insider Gary Green sold 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,498 ($18.54), for a total value of £1,498,000 ($1,853,960.40).

Compass Group plc Company Profile

Compass Group PLC provides food and support services. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe & Japan, and Fast Growing & Emerging. It provides breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and also offers hospitality services. The Company offers a range of soft support services, including cleaning, reception and some building maintenance.

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