Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a GBX 1,595 ($19.93) price target on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 20.29% from the stock’s previous close.

Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,645 ($20.55) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 1,575 ($19.68) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Friday, July 29th. Jefferies Group cut Compass Group plc to a “hold” rating and lifted their price target for the company from GBX 1,450 ($18.12) to GBX 1,475 ($18.43) in a report on Monday, November 7th. Panmure Gordon reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,200 ($14.99) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,450 ($18.12) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,370.10 ($17.12).

Analyst Recommendations for Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at 1326.00 on Monday. The firm has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,442.32 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 1,410.90. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 21.81 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 firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 20th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 19th will be paid a dividend of GBX 21.10 ($0.26) per share. This is a boost from Compass Group plc’s previous dividend of $10.60. This represents a dividend yield of 1.59%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 19th.

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

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About Compass Group plc

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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