G4S plc (GFS) Plans GBX 3.59 Dividend
G4S plc (LON:GFS) declared a dividend on Wednesday, August 9th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of GBX 3.59 ($0.05) per share on Friday, October 13th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
Shares of G4S plc (LON:GFS) traded down 7.47% during trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 305.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 9,444,176 shares. G4S plc has a one year low of GBX 207.80 and a one year high of GBX 342.60. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.73 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 330.27 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 305.14.
In other G4S plc news, insider Winnie Kin Wah Fok purchased 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 12th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 318 ($4.14) per share, for a total transaction of £31,800 ($41,411.64).
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Several analysts have weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price target on G4S plc from GBX 325 ($4.23) to GBX 340 ($4.43) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 323 ($4.21) price objective on shares of G4S plc in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on G4S plc from GBX 310 ($4.04) to GBX 350 ($4.56) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, May 5th. BNP Paribas reissued 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, Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on G4S plc from GBX 285 ($3.71) to GBX 330 ($4.30) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. G4S plc currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 296.36 ($3.86).
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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