COMPASS GRP PLC/S (OTCMKTS:CMPGY) Receiving Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

News stories about COMPASS GRP PLC/S (OTCMKTS:CMPGY) have been trending positive this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. COMPASS GRP PLC/S earned a media sentiment score of 3.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news stories about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected COMPASS GRP PLC/S’s analysis:

Shares of CMPGY traded up $0.17 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $14.03. 156,898 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 428,989. The company has a market capitalization of $22.04 billion, a PE ratio of 12.87 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 0.76 and a quick ratio of 0.69. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $15.39 and a 200-day simple moving average of $21.36. COMPASS GRP PLC/S has a one year low of $11.12 and a one year high of $26.87.

CMPGY has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised COMPASS GRP PLC/S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 27th. Goldman Sachs Group raised COMPASS GRP PLC/S from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 17th. Jefferies Financial Group raised COMPASS GRP PLC/S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 16th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of COMPASS GRP PLC/S in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “underweight” rating on shares of COMPASS GRP PLC/S in a research note on Wednesday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. COMPASS GRP PLC/S presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $29.00.

About COMPASS GRP PLC/S

Compass Group PLC, through its subsidiaries, operates as a food and support services company in North America, Europe, and internationally. It serves business and industry; healthcare and senior living market; education; sports and leisure; and defense, offshore, and remote sectors. The company also offers support services, such as cleaning in hospitals; reception services at corporate headquarters; managing remote camps; grounds and facilities services at schools and universities; and others.

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