Follow The Ratings: Compass Group (LON:CPG) Investors: Citigroup Maintains “Buy” Rating

November 23, 2016 - By Darrin Black

Compass Group (LON:CPG) Rating

In a note issued on Wednesday, 23 November, Citigroup maintained their “Buy” rating on Compass Group (LON:CPG)‘s stock.

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) Ratings Coverage

Out of 24 analysts covering Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG), 9 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 13 “Hold”. This means 38% are positive. GBX 1645 is the highest target while GBX 930 is the lowest. The GBX 1352.59 average target is 0.05% above today’s (GBX 1351.9) stock price. Compass Group PLC has been the topic of 113 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, July 30 with “Neutral”. The stock has “Underperform” rating given by Credit Suisse on Monday, November 2. JP Morgan maintained the shares of CPG in a report on Friday, July 22 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) earned “Hold” rating by Numis Securities on Tuesday, November 8. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 28 by Panmure Gordon. Panmure Gordon maintained it with “Hold” rating and GBX 1100 target price in Wednesday, July 29 report. The stock of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, May 12. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, January 20 by UBS. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Wednesday, May 25. Panmure Gordon maintained the shares of CPG in a report on Tuesday, November 24 with “Hold” rating.

About 4.26 million shares traded hands or 17.03% up from the average. Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) has risen 8.33% since April 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.00% the S&P500.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.53 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.23, from 1.3 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 17 funds sold all Compass Group plc shares owned while 52 reduced positions. 30 funds bought stakes while 60 increased positions. They now own 183.37 million shares or 3.62% less from 190.26 million shares in 2016Q1.

The Georgia-based Voya Inv Mgmt Llc has invested 0% in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG). Pinebridge Invs Limited Partnership reported 15,543 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Alliancebernstein L P last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Acadian Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp has 743,800 shares for 0.06% of their US portfolio. National Bank & Trust Of America Corporation De last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Cidel Asset Mngmt holds 3.02M shares or 2.76% of its portfolio. The Florida-based Raymond James & Assocs has invested 0% in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG). Mackenzie Financial Corp last reported 7.07 million shares in the company. Waratah holds 1.24% or 385,004 shares in its portfolio. Morgan Stanley accumulated 0% or 689,585 shares. Moreover, Barclays Public Limited Co has 0% invested in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) for 15,290 shares. Renaissance Technology Lc owns 237,000 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Scotia Cap, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 1.28M shares. Ahl Partners Limited Liability Partnership reported 12,334 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp has 0.08% invested in the company for 47,850 shares.

Compass Group PLC provides food and support services. The company has a market cap of 21.94 billion GBP. The Company’s divisions include North America, Europe & Japan, and Fast Growing & Emerging. It has a 24.64 P/E ratio. It provides breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and also offers hospitality services.

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