Stock Rating: Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) Shares Rise as Citigroup Reiterates “Buy” Rating

November 23, 2016 - By Ellis Scott

Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) Rating

The stock rating of Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) was restate by equity analysts at Citigroup. This was revealed to clients and investors in an analyst note on Wednesday, 23 November.

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 -0.54% below today’s (GBX 1360) stock price. Compass Group PLC has been the topic of 113 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) earned “Hold” rating by Shore Capital on Tuesday, November 24. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, November 3 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, September 8 by Goldman Sachs. On Tuesday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by Societe Generale with “Sell”. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Performer” rating in Friday, July 29 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, April 20 by Barclays Capital. The rating was upgraded by AlphaValue on Wednesday, November 11 to “Add”. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Underperform” on Thursday, January 21. Panmure Gordon maintained Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) on Wednesday, July 29 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating given by Panmure Gordon on Tuesday, November 22.

About 2.13M shares traded hands. 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 2016 Q2. 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.

Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc has 0.02% invested in the company for 1.15 million shares. First Manhattan holds 0% or 950 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Pnc Services Gp has 0% invested in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) for 450 shares. Invesco last reported 494,332 shares in the company. Cannell Peter B Incorporated accumulated 203,350 shares or 0.12% of the stock. The Japan-based Sumitomo Mitsui has invested 0.04% in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG). Jarislowsky Fraser Limited has invested 0.87% of its portfolio in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG). Natixis has 12,501 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Waratah Limited has invested 1.24% of its portfolio in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG). Korea Inv holds 0.01% or 57,300 shares in its portfolio. Deutsche State Bank Ag holds 894,819 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 731,336 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Aviva Public Limited Co has 0.03% invested in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) for 304,845 shares. Shell Asset Management accumulated 55,589 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Citigroup Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) for 96,985 shares.

Compass Group PLC provides food and support services. The company has a market cap of 22.08 billion GBP. The Company’s divisions include North America, Europe & Japan, and Fast Growing & Emerging. It has a 24.78 P/E ratio. It provides breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and also offers hospitality services.

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