Stock analysts at HSBC Holdings plc began coverage on shares of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) in a research note issued on Wednesday. The brokerage set a “buy” rating and a GBX 1,850 ($23.57) price target on the stock. HSBC Holdings plc’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 10.25% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 1,700 ($21.66) target price on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,620 ($20.64) target price on shares of Compass Group plc in a research note on Friday, May 12th. Jefferies Group LLC lifted their price target on shares of Compass Group plc from GBX 1,450 ($18.47) to GBX 1,510 ($19.24) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 12th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,520 ($19.37) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co lifted their price target on shares of Compass Group plc from GBX 1,665 ($21.21) to GBX 1,670 ($21.28) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, May 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Compass Group plc has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,565.63 ($19.95).

Analyst Recommendations for Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)

Shares of Compass Group plc (CPG) opened at 1678.00 on Wednesday. Compass Group plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1,275.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,697.00. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,630.08 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 1,507.84.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 17th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 27th will be issued a dividend of GBX 61 ($0.78) per share. This is a boost from Compass Group plc’s previous dividend of $11.20. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 27th.

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About Compass Group plc

Compass Group PLC provides food and support services. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe, Rest of World and Central activities. The Europe segment includes Turkey and Russia. The Rest of World segment includes Japan. The Company delivers services in sectors, including business and industry; healthcare and seniors; education; defense, offshore and remote, and sports and leisure.

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