Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) insider Paul Walsh acquired 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 23rd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 1,337 ($16.70) per share, for a total transaction of £66,850 ($83,520.74).

Shares of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at 1357.00 on Wednesday. Compass Group plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,066.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,559.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,442.32 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,410.90. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 22.32 billion.

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

CPG has been the topic of several research reports. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,491 ($18.63) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Thursday, September 8th. Societe Generale raised their price objective on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,190 ($14.87) to GBX 1,290 ($16.12) and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Compass Group plc to an “overweight” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from GBX 1,380 ($17.24) to GBX 1,580 ($19.74) in a report on Wednesday, September 14th. Panmure Gordon reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,400 ($17.49) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Thursday, September 15th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lowered Compass Group plc to a “sector performer” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from GBX 1,350 ($16.87) to GBX 1,480 ($18.49) in a report on Friday, July 29th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Compass Group plc has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,367.60 ($17.09).

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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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