G4S/ADR (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

G4S/ADR (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Thursday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “G4S Plc operates as an integrated security company specializing in the provision of security products, services and solutions. It offers secure solutions, including risk services and consultancy services; access control, CCTV, intruder alarms, fire detection, video analytics and security, and building systems technology integration; mobile security patrol and response services, and alarm receiving and monitoring facilities; secure facilities services; assisting long term unemployed people into work; and manned security services. The Company also provides care and justice services; prisoner escorting; asylum services; electronic monitoring; and police services. It has operations in North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia/Pacific and Latin America. G4S Plc is based in United Kingdom. “

GFSZY has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of G4S/ADR in a research report on Tuesday, May 14th. They issued an “equal weight” rating on the stock. Barclays raised shares of G4S/ADR from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. G4S/ADR currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.00.

OTCMKTS GFSZY traded down $0.19 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $10.37. The company had a trading volume of 38,591 shares, compared to its average volume of 41,747. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $11.97 and a 200 day moving average of $13.15. G4S/ADR has a 1-year low of $10.31 and a 1-year high of $16.54. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.20 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 0.77.

About G4S/ADR

G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides security and related services in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The company offers software tools, including evidence based risk assessment, incident management, and travel advisory systems, such as RISK360; and proprietary security systems comprising symmetry connect access control and visitor management systems.

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