Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Numis Securities Ltd in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a GBX 1,450 ($18.12) target price on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s price objective points to a potential upside of 4.24% from the stock’s current price.

Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,645 ($20.55) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Monday, November 7th. Jefferies Group downgraded shares of Compass Group plc to a “hold” rating and raised their target price for the company from GBX 1,450 ($18.12) to GBX 1,475 ($18.43) in a research report on Monday, November 7th. Panmure Gordon reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,400 ($17.49) target price on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. Finally, Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Compass Group plc presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,358.85 ($16.98).

Analyst Recommendations for Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at 1314.00 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,445.56 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,410.17. Compass Group plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,061.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,559.00. The firm’s market cap is GBX 21.62 billion.

In other news, insider Ireena Vittal bought 1,863 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 22nd. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 1,491 ($18.63) per share, for a total transaction of £27,777.33 ($34,704.31). Also, insider Bomhard ,Stefan bought 6,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 20th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 1,486 ($18.57) per share, with a total value of £90,646 ($113,250.87).

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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