COMPASS GRP PLC/S (OTCMKTS:CMPGY) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on CMPGY shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of General Finance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 15th. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of COMPASS GRP PLC/S in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. Royal Bank of Canada dropped their price objective on shares of Saputo from C$52.00 to C$50.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, June 7th. Sanford C. Bernstein set a €105.00 ($122.09) price objective on shares of Merck KGaA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 8th. Finally, Barclays raised their price objective on shares of Zimmer Biomet from $113.00 to $117.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Monday, April 15th.

OTCMKTS:CMPGY traded up $0.17 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $25.32. The company had a trading volume of 129,688 shares, compared to its average volume of 189,736. The company has a current ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.48. The company has a market capitalization of $40.26 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.82, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.86 and a beta of 0.49. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $24.16. COMPASS GRP PLC/S has a twelve month low of $19.47 and a twelve month high of $25.45.

The firm also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 21st will be paid a $0.152 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 20th. COMPASS GRP PLC/S’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 32.97%.

COMPASS GRP PLC/S Company Profile

Compass Group PLC, through its subsidiaries, operates as a food and support services company in North America, Europe, and internationally. It serves business and industry; healthcare and senior living market; education; sports and leisure; and defense, offshore, and remote sectors. The company also offers support services, such as cleaning in hospitals; reception services at corporate headquarters; managing remote camps; grounds and facilities services at schools and universities; and others.

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Analyst Recommendations for COMPASS GRP PLC/S (OTCMKTS:CMPGY)

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