Shares of G4S plc (LON:GFS) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the twelve research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 307 ($4.24).
Several equities analysts have recently commented on GFS shares. Jefferies Group raised G4S to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the company from GBX 270 ($3.73) to GBX 330 ($4.56) in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Deutsche Bank raised G4S to a “buy” rating and decreased their price target for the company from GBX 340 ($4.70) to GBX 330 ($4.56) in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 345 ($4.77) price target on shares of G4S in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. HSBC decreased their price target on G4S from GBX 245 ($3.38) to GBX 230 ($3.18) and set a “reduce” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 385 ($5.32) price target on shares of G4S in a research note on Thursday, December 21st.
G4S (GFS) traded up GBX 2.70 ($0.04) during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 265.60 ($3.67). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,300,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,210,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,120.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,475.56. G4S has a one year low of GBX 247.80 ($3.42) and a one year high of GBX 342.60 ($4.73).
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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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