G4S (GFS) Given Equal Weight Rating at Barclays

G4S (LON:GFS)‘s stock had its “equal weight” rating reiterated by Barclays in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They presently have a GBX 200 ($2.61) price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of GBX 270 ($3.53). Barclays’ price objective indicates a potential upside of 9.23% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on GFS. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of G4S in a research report on Monday, August 6th. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of G4S to a “sector performer” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from GBX 340 ($4.44) to GBX 210 ($2.74) in a research report on Thursday. Finally, UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 305 ($3.99) target price on shares of G4S in a research report on Tuesday, August 21st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. G4S has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 283.33 ($3.70).

Shares of LON GFS traded down GBX 0.70 ($0.01) during trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 183.10 ($2.39). 15,014,681 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,740,000. G4S has a twelve month low of GBX 247.80 ($3.24) and a twelve month high of GBX 342.60 ($4.48).

G4S (LON:GFS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 9th. The company reported GBX 7.40 ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of GBX 8.20 ($0.11) by GBX (0.80) (($0.01)).

G4S Company Profile

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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