Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) insider Ireena Vittal bought 1,616 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 27th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 1,689 ($22.07) per share, with a total value of £27,294.24 ($35,664.76).
LON CPG traded down GBX 8.50 ($0.11) during trading hours on Friday, reaching GBX 1,546.50 ($20.21). 5,071,790 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,910,000. Compass Group plc has a 1 year low of GBX 1,396.50 ($18.25) and a 1 year high of GBX 1,698 ($22.19).
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Compass Group in a report on Tuesday. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Compass Group in a report on Monday, September 17th. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded shares of Compass Group to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from GBX 1,510 ($19.73) to GBX 1,730 ($22.61) in a report on Monday, August 6th. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,815 ($23.72) target price (up previously from GBX 1,700 ($22.21)) on shares of Compass Group in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. Finally, Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,800 ($23.52) target price on shares of Compass Group in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 1,739.64 ($22.73).
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 seniors; 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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