G4S (GFSZY) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research

G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday, January 3rd.

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. “

Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. Gabelli reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of G4S in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of G4S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group upgraded shares of G4S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $21.50.

G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) traded up $0.21 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $19.40. 14,792 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 40,917. G4S has a 12-month low of $14.59 and a 12-month high of $22.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.86, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a current ratio of 1.51.

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About G4S

G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of security and related services in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, 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 design, built, and integration systems.

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