Shares of G4S plc (LON:GFS) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 295 ($3.91).

A number of analysts have commented on GFS shares. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 323 ($4.28) target price on shares of G4S plc in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Deutsche Bank AG increased their price target on G4S plc from GBX 230 ($3.05) to GBX 325 ($4.31) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. BNP Paribas reissued an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 220 ($2.92) price target on shares of G4S plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered G4S plc to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from GBX 330 ($4.38) to GBX 315 ($4.18) in a research report on Monday, August 14th.

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G4S plc (GFS) traded up 0.22% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 278.90. The stock had a trading volume of 2,892,869 shares. G4S plc has a 1-year low of GBX 217.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 342.60. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 284.19 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 310.80. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.32 billion.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a GBX 3.59 ($0.05) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st. This represents a yield of 1.17%.

In other G4S plc news, insider Tim Weller purchased 16,093 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 309 ($4.10) per share, with a total value of £49,727.37 ($65,960.17).

G4S plc Company Profile

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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