Shares of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,760 ($23.00).

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on CPG. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,910 ($24.96) target price (up from GBX 1,830 ($23.91)) on shares of Compass Group in a report on Friday, May 10th. Barclays cut Compass Group to an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 1,850 ($24.17) target price on the stock. in a report on Monday, April 15th. Jefferies Financial Group cut Compass Group to a “hold” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from GBX 1,730 ($22.61) to GBX 1,670 ($21.82) in a report on Tuesday, April 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Compass Group in a report on Monday, April 8th. Finally, HSBC lifted their target price on Compass Group from GBX 1,850 ($24.17) to GBX 1,950 ($25.48) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 29th.

Shares of CPG stock opened at GBX 1,778.50 ($23.24) on Thursday. Compass Group has a 1 year low of GBX 1,467.50 ($19.18) and a 1 year high of GBX 1,830.50 ($23.92). The firm has a market cap of $28.21 billion and a PE ratio of 25.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 169.28, a quick ratio of 0.68 and a current ratio of 0.81.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 20th will be given a GBX 13.10 ($0.17) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 20th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.74%. Compass Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 0.54%.

About Compass Group

Compass Group PLC, through its subsidiaries, operates as a food and support services company in North America, Europe, and internationally. It serves business and industry; healthcare and senior living market; education; sports and leisure; and defense, offshore, and remote sectors. The company also offers support services, such as cleaning in hospitals; reception services at corporate headquarters; managing remote camps; grounds and facilities services at schools and universities; and others.

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