Shares of G4S plc (LON:GFS) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 237.50 ($3.12).
A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of G4S in a report on Friday, November 8th. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of G4S in a report on Monday, September 9th. Bank of America initiated coverage on G4S in a report on Wednesday, November 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a GBX 285 ($3.75) price target on the stock. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on G4S from GBX 200 ($2.63) to GBX 195 ($2.57) and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 14th. Finally, Barclays lifted their price objective on G4S from GBX 220 ($2.89) to GBX 230 ($3.03) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, November 8th.
Shares of GFS stock traded down GBX 2.40 ($0.03) on Friday, reaching GBX 204.50 ($2.69). 4,242,727 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,740,000. G4S has a 12-month low of GBX 165.75 ($2.18) and a 12-month high of GBX 241.80 ($3.18). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 498.26, a quick ratio of 1.35 and a current ratio of 1.42. The company has a market capitalization of $3.17 billion and a P/E ratio of 78.65. The business’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 208.16 and its two-hundred day moving average price is GBX 198.84.
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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