G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Thursday, May 31st.

According to Zacks, “G4S Plc operates as an integrated security company specializing in the provision of security products, services and solutions. It offers secure solutions, including risk services and consultancy services; access control, CCTV, intruder alarms, fire detection, video analytics and security, and building systems technology integration; mobile security patrol and response services, and alarm receiving and monitoring facilities; secure facilities services; assisting long term unemployed people into work; and manned security services. The Company also provides care and justice services; prisoner escorting; asylum services; electronic monitoring; and police services. It has operations in North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia/Pacific and Latin America. G4S Plc is based in United Kingdom. “

A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Kepler Capital Markets started coverage on G4S in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. They set a buy rating on the stock. BNP Paribas upgraded G4S from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Friday, May 11th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded G4S from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. G4S currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $20.00.

Shares of G4S traded down $0.29, reaching $18.64, during trading on Thursday, Marketbeat reports. The company had a trading volume of 8,901 shares, compared to its average volume of 14,420. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.77, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 1.02. G4S has a fifty-two week low of $16.61 and a fifty-two week high of $22.50.

The company also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.383 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 3rd.

G4S Company Profile

G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of security and related services in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, India, Latin America, Europe, and North America. The company offers integrated solutions, including analytics and intelligence, technology and software, consulting and risk management, monitoring and response, and manned and mobile security, as well as systems design, built, and integration services.

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