UBS Group reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of G4S (LON:GFS) in a research note released on Monday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on shares of G4S from GBX 200 ($2.61) to GBX 195 ($2.55) and set an equal weight rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 14th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed an overweight rating and issued a GBX 220 ($2.87) price target (up from GBX 200 ($2.61)) on shares of G4S in a research note on Monday, August 12th. Finally, Barclays raised shares of G4S to an overweight rating and set a GBX 220 ($2.87) price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, August 15th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 222.50 ($2.91).

LON GFS opened at GBX 190.70 ($2.49) on Monday. G4S has a 1-year low of GBX 165.75 ($2.17) and a 1-year high of GBX 249 ($3.25). The company has a current ratio of 1.42, a quick ratio of 1.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 498.26. The company has a market capitalization of $2.97 billion and a PE ratio of 73.35. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 181.26 and its 200-day simple moving average is GBX 201.08.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 5th will be given a dividend of GBX 3.59 ($0.05) per share. This represents a yield of 1.84%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 5th. G4S’s payout ratio is 3.85%.

About G4S

G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of security and related services in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, India, 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 systems design, built, and integration services.

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