Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)‘s stock had its ” outperform” rating restated by equities research analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. They presently have a GBX 1,740 ($21.74) price objective on the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 31.22% from the stock’s current price.

CPG has been the subject of several other research reports. Panmure Gordon restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,400 ($17.49) target price on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Tuesday. Societe Generale cut their target price on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,290 ($16.12) to GBX 1,240 ($15.49) and set a “sell” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday. Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Wednesday. Kepler Capital Markets cut their target price on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,450 ($18.12) to GBX 1,400 ($17.49) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Barclays PLC raised their target price on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,500 ($18.74) to GBX 1,550 ($19.37) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,375.85 ($17.19).

Analyst Recommendations for Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)

Shares of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) traded up 2.49% on Wednesday, reaching GBX 1359.00. The company had a trading volume of 5,611,374 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,442.32 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 1,410.90. The firm’s market cap is GBX 22.36 billion. Compass Group plc has a one year low of GBX 1,066.00 and a one year high of GBX 1,559.00.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 20th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 19th will be paid a dividend of GBX 21.10 ($0.26) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 19th. This is a boost from Compass Group plc’s previous dividend of $10.60. This represents a dividend yield of 1.59%.

In related news, insider Paul Walsh acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 23rd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,337 ($16.70) per share, with a total value of £66,850 ($83,520.74). Also, insider Ireena Vittal acquired 1,863 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 22nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 1,491 ($18.63) per share, with a total value of £27,777.33 ($34,704.31).

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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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