Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) had its price target lifted by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 1,595 ($19.79) to GBX 1,600 ($19.85) in a research note issued on Tuesday. The firm presently has an “overweight” rating on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 16.70% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Monday, November 7th. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price target on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,480 ($18.36) to GBX 1,530 ($18.98) and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 13th. Jefferies Group lowered Compass Group plc to a “hold” rating and increased their price target for the stock from GBX 1,450 ($17.99) to GBX 1,475 ($18.30) in a research report on Monday, November 7th. Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,500 ($18.61) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Monday, September 26th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,450 ($17.99) price target on shares of Compass Group plc in a research report on Tuesday, November 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Compass Group plc currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,436.88 ($17.83).

Analyst Recommendations for Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at 1371.00 on Tuesday. Compass Group plc has a one year low of GBX 1,079.00 and a one year high of GBX 1,559.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,424.97 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 1,414.15. The stock’s market cap is GBX 22.69 billion.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 20th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 19th will be paid a GBX 21.10 ($0.26) dividend. This is an increase from Compass Group plc’s previous dividend of $10.60. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 19th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.59%.

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In other news, insider Bomhard ,Stefan purchased 6,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 20th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 1,486 ($18.43) per share, with a total value of £90,646 ($112,450.07). Also, insider Paul Walsh purchased 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 23rd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 1,337 ($16.59) per share, for a total transaction of £66,850 ($82,930.16).

Compass Group plc Company Profile

Compass Group PLC provides food and support services. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe & Japan, and Fast Growing & Emerging. It provides breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and also offers hospitality services. The Company offers a range of soft support services, including cleaning, reception and some building maintenance.

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