G4S plc (GFS) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts

G4S plc (LON:GFS) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 242.14 ($3.16).

GFS has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. UBS Group decreased their price target on shares of G4S from GBX 300 ($3.92) to GBX 235 ($3.07) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, November 19th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of G4S in a report on Monday, August 6th. Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 200 ($2.61) price target (down previously from GBX 270 ($3.53)) on shares of G4S in a report on Thursday, November 8th. BNP Paribas lowered shares of G4S to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price target for the company from GBX 305 ($3.99) to GBX 205 ($2.68) in a report on Monday, November 19th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group decreased their price target on shares of G4S from GBX 330 ($4.31) to GBX 250 ($3.27) and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 15th.

Shares of GFS traded up GBX 4.10 ($0.05) during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching GBX 191.45 ($2.50). The company had a trading volume of 1,343,064 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,740,000. G4S has a fifty-two week low of GBX 247.80 ($3.24) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 342.60 ($4.48).

G4S Company Profile

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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Analyst Recommendations for G4S (LON:GFS)

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