Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Citigroup Inc. in a report issued on Wednesday.

Several other research firms also recently issued reports on CPG. Barclays PLC reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 1,500 ($18.74) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Monday, September 26th. Societe Generale lifted their price target on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,190 ($14.87) to GBX 1,290 ($16.12) and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 29th. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price target on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,480 ($18.49) to GBX 1,530 ($19.12) and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 13th. Shore Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,450 ($18.12) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Compass Group plc presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,393 ($17.40).

Analyst Recommendations for Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at 1364.00 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,432.86 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 1,411.38. The firm’s market cap is GBX 22.44 billion. Compass Group plc has a 12-month low of GBX 1,079.00 and a 12-month 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 given a GBX 21.10 ($0.26) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.59%. This is an increase from Compass Group plc’s previous dividend of $10.60. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 19th.

In other news, insider Paul Walsh acquired 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 23rd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,337 ($16.70) per share, for a total transaction of £66,850 ($83,520.74). Also, insider Gary Green sold 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,498 ($18.72), for a total transaction of £1,498,000 ($1,871,564.22).

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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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