Rating Reporting: Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) “Sell” Rating Reconfirmed by Societe Generale; With GBX 1240.00 Target

November 24, 2016 - By Ellis Scott

Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) Rating

Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) had its stock rating noted as “Sell” by analysts at Societe Generale. Societe Generale currently has a GBX 1240.00 target price on the 22.20B GBP market cap company or -8.32% downside potential. This was revealed to investors in an analyst note on Thursday morning.

Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) Ratings Coverage

Out of 24 analysts covering Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG), 10 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 12 “Hold”. This means 42% are positive. GBX 1740 is the highest target while GBX 930 is the lowest. The GBX 1366.23 average target is 1.09% above today’s (GBX 1351.5) stock price. Compass Group PLC has been the topic of 116 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Goldman Sachs maintained Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) on Monday, August 24 with “Sell/Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 25 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, June 29 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Monday, November 23. Numis Securities maintained it with “Hold” rating and GBX 1150 target price in Wednesday, May 11 report. JP Morgan maintained Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) rating on Friday, July 22. JP Morgan has “Neutral” rating and GBX 1412 price target. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, February 5. The stock of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) earned “Add” rating by AlphaValue on Thursday, August 6. Panmure Gordon maintained Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) on Tuesday, November 22 with “Hold” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) rating on Thursday, July 28. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and GBX 1645 price target.

About 1.36 million shares traded hands. Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) has risen 9.01% since April 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.60% the S&P500.

Analysts await Crescent Point Energy Corporation Ordinary Shares (Canada) (NYSE:CPG) to report earnings on March, 8. They expect $-0.09 EPS, down 123.68% or $0.47 from last year’s $0.38 per share. After $-0.03 actual EPS reported by Crescent Point Energy Corporation Ordinary Shares (Canada) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 200.00% negative EPS growth.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.53 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.23, from 1.3 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, 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.

Cibc Mkts holds 0.52% or 7.53 million shares in its portfolio. Aviva Public Limited Company, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 304,845 shares. Intact Investment Inc, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 2.59M shares. Great West Life Assurance Com Can holds 0.47% of its portfolio in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) for 9.33 million shares. Moreover, Pinebridge Investments Ltd Partnership has 0.02% invested in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) for 15,543 shares. Moreover, Heronetta Mgmt Lp has 0.39% invested in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) for 35,700 shares. Schroder Investment Mgmt Gru accumulated 743,712 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Sunbelt Secs owns 898 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Commercial Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Quantbot Limited Partnership holds 0.04% or 22,197 shares in its portfolio. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board has 0.02% invested in the company for 91,952 shares. Sprott has 455,140 shares for 0.37% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hsbc Holdings Public Ltd Com has 0% invested in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) for 90,997 shares. Trexquant Inv Lp, a Connecticut-based fund reported 24,200 shares. 1832 Asset Lp has 0.37% invested in the company for 5.89 million shares.

Compass Group PLC provides food and support services. The company has a market cap of 22.20 billion GBP. The Company’s divisions include North America, Europe & Japan, and Fast Growing & Emerging. It has a 22.43 P/E ratio. It provides breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and also offers hospitality services.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Crescent Point Energy Corp. is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties in Western Canada. The Company’s operations consist of light and medium oil and natural gas assets strategically focused in core areas in southern Saskatchewan and central and southern Alberta. Crescent Point Energy Corp., formerly known as Crescent Point Energy Trust, is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.”

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