G4S plc (GFS) To Go Ex-Dividend on August 31st
G4S plc (LON:GFS) declared a dividend on Wednesday, August 9th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a dividend of GBX 3.59 ($0.05) per share on Friday, October 13th. This represents a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
G4S plc (LON GFS) opened at 290.00 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 319.06 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 308.43. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.49 billion. G4S plc has a 12-month low of GBX 217.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 342.60.
In other news, insider Tim Weller purchased 16,093 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 309 ($4.01) per share, with a total value of £49,727.37 ($64,555.85).
Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of G4S plc to an “equal weight” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from GBX 330 ($4.28) to GBX 315 ($4.09) in a report on Monday, August 14th. Deutsche Bank AG raised their price objective on shares of G4S plc from GBX 230 ($2.99) to GBX 325 ($4.22) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 323 ($4.19) price objective on shares of G4S plc in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. BNP Paribas reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 220 ($2.86) price objective on shares of G4S plc in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on shares of G4S plc from GBX 310 ($4.02) to GBX 350 ($4.54) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, May 5th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. G4S plc presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 295 ($3.83).
About G4S plc
G4S Plc is a security company specializing in the provision of security and related services to customers. The Company’s segments include Africa, Asia Middle East, Latin America, Europe, North America, and UK & Ireland. It offers Secure solutions products, including manned security and facilities management services, and Cash solutions, mainly the provision of physical cash management services.
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