Shares of G4S plc (LON:GFS) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 224.38 ($2.93).
GFS has been the topic of several recent research reports. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of G4S in a report on Thursday, April 11th. Deutsche Bank restated a “hold” rating on shares of G4S in a report on Friday, July 12th. HSBC increased their price target on G4S from GBX 220 ($2.87) to GBX 230 ($3.01) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 25th. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on G4S in a report on Tuesday, May 14th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a GBX 200 ($2.61) price target on the stock. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 260 ($3.40) price target on shares of G4S in a report on Tuesday, April 9th.
Shares of GFS traded down GBX 4.45 ($0.06) during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 187.20 ($2.45). 4,083,796 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,740,000. The stock has a market cap of $2.90 billion and a P/E ratio of 35.32. G4S has a 52-week low of GBX 173.55 ($2.27) and a 52-week high of GBX 282.50 ($3.69). The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 201.71. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 336.53.
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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