Credit Suisse Keeps Compass Group (LON:CPG) As Outperform; Has Price Target Of GBX 1850.00; Liberty All Star Growth Fund (ASG) Sentiment Is 0.92

Liberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc. is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by ALPS Advisers, Inc. The company has market cap of $160.92 million. It is co-managed by Weatherbie Capital, LLC, Congress Asset Management Company, and Sustainable Growth Advisers, LP. It has a 5.32 P/E ratio. The fund invests in the public equity markets of the United States.

They currently have a GBX 1850.00 target on Compass Group (LON:CPG). Credit Suisse’s target would suggest a potential upside of 21.07% from the company’s last stock close. This was revealed in an analyst note on Monday, 22 January.

Analysts await Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.05 earnings per share, down 61.54% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.13 per share. CPG’s profit will be $791,462 for 7642.50 P/E if the $0.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.05 actual earnings per share reported by Compass Group PLC for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Among 27 analysts covering Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Compass Group PLC has GBX 1880 highest and GBX 170 lowest target. GBX 1514.50’s average target is -0.92% below currents GBX 1528.5 stock price. Compass Group PLC had 165 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Monday, July 3 with “Overweight”. The stock of Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, November 22 by Numis Securities. On Thursday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. JP Morgan maintained Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) rating on Tuesday, November 29. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and GBX 1600 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Thursday, January 14. UBS maintained the shares of CPG in report on Friday, October 7 with “Neutral” rating. JP Morgan maintained Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) on Thursday, May 12 with “Neutral” rating. JP Morgan maintained Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) rating on Wednesday, November 22. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and GBX 1745 target. On Thursday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Liberum Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.38, from 0.65 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 17 investors sold Compass Group PLC shares while 41 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 215.30 million shares or 1.60% more from 211.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Switzerland-based Jabre Cap Prtn has invested 0.47% in Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG). 1832 Asset Management Limited Partnership has invested 0% in Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG). 2,100 are owned by Gru One Trading L P. Intact Investment Management has 1.31% invested in Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG). Manufacturers Life Insur Com The reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG). 5.93M are held by Connor Clark & Lunn Inv Management Limited. Bancshares Of Nova Scotia holds 0.04% or 44,278 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department accumulated 432,889 shares. Peak6 Invests Ltd Partnership owns 0% invested in Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) for 6,917 shares. Wellington Grp Limited Liability Partnership reported 2.28M shares. 37,321 are owned by D E Shaw. Credit Suisse Ag owns 976,360 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Andra Ap owns 255,400 shares. Northern owns 357,419 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Lincluden Limited has invested 3.09% of its portfolio in Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG).

Compass Group PLC, through its subsidiaries, operates as a food and support services firm in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of 24.20 billion GBP. It serves business and industry; healthcare and seniors; education; sports and leisure; and defense, offshore, and remote sectors. It has a 21.44 P/E ratio. The firm 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.

The stock increased 0.10% or GBX 1.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 1528.5. About 2.86 million shares traded or 3697.92% up from the average. Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) has 0.00% since January 22, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Advisory Alpha Llc holds 0.56% of its portfolio in Liberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc. for 371,142 shares. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management Llc owns 129,819 shares or 0.32% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. has 0.12% invested in the company for 51,462 shares. The Colorado-based Advisors Asset Management Inc. has invested 0.09% in the stock. Stratford Consulting Llc, a Texas-based fund reported 10,401 shares.