G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group raised their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for G4S in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. Jefferies Group analyst K. Marden now expects that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $1.39 for the year, up from their previous forecast of $1.35. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for G4S’s FY2019 earnings at $1.60 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.67 EPS.

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A number of other analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of G4S from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. BNP Paribas raised shares of G4S from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. UBS Group raised shares of G4S from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of G4S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. G4S currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $22.50.

G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) traded up $0.09 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $17.87. 1,158 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 17,427. G4S has a 1-year low of $16.61 and a 1-year high of $22.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.86, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a current ratio of 1.51.

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G4S Company Profile

G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of security and related services in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, and North America. The company offers integrated solutions, including analytics and intelligence, technology and software, consulting and risk management, monitoring and response, and manned and mobile security, as well as design, built, and integration systems.

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