Shore Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Compass Group (LON:CPG) in a report issued on Thursday morning, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the company. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of COMPASS GRP PLC/S in a report on Tuesday, April 9th. Societe Generale raised Compass Group to a buy rating and increased their price target for the company from GBX 1,690 ($22.08) to GBX 2,000 ($26.13) in a report on Thursday, May 16th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Burford Capital in a report on Thursday. Royal Bank of Canada cut their price target on Saputo from C$52.00 to C$50.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a report on Friday, June 7th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $60.00 price target on Bayerische Motoren Werke and gave the company a sell rating in a report on Monday, April 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Compass Group presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 1,776.25 ($23.21).

LON:CPG opened at GBX 2,039 ($26.64) on Thursday. Compass Group has a one year low of GBX 1,467.50 ($19.18) and a one year high of GBX 1,976.50 ($25.83). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 150.26, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 0.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $32.35 billion and a PE ratio of 27.63. The firm has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,914.56.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 20th will be paid a dividend of GBX 13.10 ($0.17) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 20th. This represents a yield of 0.74%. Compass Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 0.53%.

In other Compass Group news, insider Ireena Vittal bought 109 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 30th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 1,792 ($23.42) per share, with a total value of £1,953.28 ($2,552.31). Also, insider Gary Green sold 142,180 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 2,019 ($26.38), for a total value of £2,870,614.20 ($3,750,965.90).

Compass Group 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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