Rating to Follow: Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) Stock Rating Maintained at Canaccord Genuity; The GBX 1620.00 Target Indicates 19.69% Potential

November 24, 2016 - By Louis Casey

Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) Rating

Equity research analysts at Canaccord Genuity have GBX 1620.00 PT on Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG). Canaccord Genuity’s PT indicates a potential upside of 19.69% from the company’s previous close. The rating was disclosed in a research 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 0.75% above today’s (GBX 1356) stock price. Compass Group PLC has been the topic of 116 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 23 by Credit Suisse. UBS maintained Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) rating on Wednesday, November 25. UBS has “Neutral” rating and GBX 1160 price target. Nomura maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 1240 target price in Thursday, November 26 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, December 4 by Natixis. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of CPG in a report on Friday, July 24 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by AlphaValue on Thursday, March 10 with “Add”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Panmure Gordon given on Tuesday, November 22. AlphaValue upgraded Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) rating on Wednesday, November 11. AlphaValue has “Add” rating and GBX 1135 price target. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, November 3 report. The stock of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 26.

About 1.59 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 earnings per share, down 123.68% or $0.47 from last year’s $0.38 per share. After $-0.03 actual earnings per share 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.

Massachusetts Fin Ma holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) for 667,351 shares. Sunbelt Secs accumulated 0% or 898 shares. Creative Planning has invested 0% of its portfolio in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG). Aviva Public Limited Com accumulated 304,845 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Winfield Associates last reported 175 shares in the company. Cumberland Prtn Ltd holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) for 66,800 shares. Addenda accumulated 1.18% or 897,731 shares. Kj Harrison & Partners Inc reported 233,439 shares or 1.96% of all its holdings. Cibc Asset Mngmt Inc accumulated 0.68% or 5.73M shares. Moreover, Delta Lloyd Nv has 0.02% invested in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) for 30,322 shares. Sprott holds 0.37% or 455,140 shares in its portfolio. Marshall Wace Ltd Liability Partnership last reported 11,566 shares in the company. First Manhattan Com accumulated 0% or 950 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) reported 52,801 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Bancorp Of America Corporation De has 292,708 shares for 0% of their US portfolio.

Compass Group PLC provides food and support services. The company has a market cap of 22.27 billion GBP. The Company’s divisions include North America, Europe & Japan, and Fast Growing & Emerging. It has a 22.5 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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