GFS.L - G4S plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
281.70
+1.30 (+0.46%)
As of 2:15PM BST. Market open.
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Previous close280.40
Open279.70
Bid281.70 x 647600
Ask281.80 x 334500
Day's range278.60 - 281.90
52-week range217.00 - 342.60
Volume1,043,503
Avg. volume4,030,996
Market cap4.36B
Beta0.80
PE ratio (TTM)15.65
EPS (TTM)18
Earnings date7 Mar 2016 - 11 Mar 2016
Forward Dividend & Yield0.12 (3.21%)
Ex-dividend date2017-08-31
1y target est304.87
  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Head of G4S immigration unit at centre of abuse scandal quits

    The head of a G4S (Copenhagen: G4S.CO - news) -run immigration unit in Britain at the centre of allegations of bullying and abuse, has resigned, the outsourcing company said on Friday. G4S said Ben Saunders, director of the immigration removal centre near Gatwick Airport in southeast England, would be replaced on an interim basis by Lee Hanford from Monday, Sept. 25, pending the appointment of a permanent successor. British lawmakers accused G4S last week of repeated failures of detainee welfare safeguards and whistleblowing mechanisms at the immigration centre, after physical and verbal abuse by guards was revealed in a BBC documentary.

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  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    UK's G4S roasted by lawmakers on violent abuse at immigration centres

    British lawmakers accused outsourcer G4S (Amsterdam: GF6.AS - news) of repeated failures of detainee welfare safeguards and whistleblowing mechanisms at a secure immigration unit, after physical and verbal abuse by guards was revealed in a BBC documentary. G4S (Copenhagen: G4S.CO - news) , contracted by the British government to run the Brook House detention centre near Gatwick Airport in southeast England, earlier this month suspended 10 members of staff, three of whom have now been sacked, for abusive behaviour following the documentary. G4S executives Peter Neden and Jerry Petherick gave evidence on Thursday to a cross-party parliamentary committee responsible for overseeing interior ministry matters.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    G4S suspends 9 staff at UK migrant centre, says to investigate conduct

    British outsourcer G4S (Amsterdam: GF6.AS - news) has suspended nine members of staff at an immigration removal centre while it investigates a BBC report alleging abuse in the treatment of migrants, the company said on Friday. "We have received written allegations of abhorrent conduct at Brook House and on that basis we have deemed it serious enough to suspend the staff involved," a spokeswoman for G4S said. BBC Panorama, a flagship documentary programme, said on its website that an investigation revealed "chaos, incompetence and abuse" in the treatment of migrants in a programme which will be aired next week.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Britain's FTSE down in the dumps as G4S dives, precious metals miners shine

    Britain's top share index was shaken from its summer lull on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions hit equity markets globally, sending investors into safe-havens such as gold mining stocks, while an earnings ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Emerging market risks overshadow UK security firm G4S's H1 results

    The world's largest security group G4S (Copenhagen: G4S.CO - news) said it was on track to meet annual revenue growth goals but its shares fell 6 percent on Wednesday after a long rally as investors homed in on growth risks in emerging markets. Asked what were the main risks to the company's 4 to 6 percent annual revenue growth targets, Chief Executive Ashley Almanza named Asian and Middle Eastern units. Almanza also flagged Britain's exit from the European Union as an "elevated uncertainty" dogging UK business, although he saw no specific British problems for G4S.

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    Short sellers reap dividend of Carillion's profit warning

    British construction services firm Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) 's profit warning, CEO departure and dividend suspension will not have surprised many funds who saw "short" bets on its stock pay off. Paper profits for short sellers on Monday were nearly $90 million after Carillion shares fell by more than 35 percent, Reuters calculations show. Carillion was the most heavily shorted stock on the London market according to disclosures from Britain's Finiancial Conduct Authority, with "significant" shorts -- bets amounting to 0.5 percent or more of outstanding shares -- accounting for more than a quarter of its shares at Friday's close.

  • 4 months ago

    BUZZ-Babcock: hung UK parliament may slow contract awards - Stifel

    ** British engineering firm Babcock -3.4% to feature as top FTSE loser after Stifel says hung UK parliament raises likelihood of slowdown in new order awards ** Brokerage points to prospect of prolonged ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus6 months ago

    UK security firm G4S makes strong start to 2017, Q1 revenues up 9 pct

    The world's largest security services company said it was confident it would hit its annual revenue growth target of 4 to 6 percent thanks to new contract wins and its pipeline and broadly the same trends in its business as in 2016. "We have delivered good profitable growth across all the regions except Middle East and India which remains challenged," a spokesman for the company said, adding that its U.S. operations had gained from the rollover of retail cash solution contracts from 2016. The performance of G4S (Copenhagen: G4S.CO - news) , which provides personnel for security services as well as cash-handling, has been robust while some UK rivals flounder, primarily because it is gradually reducing its exposure to the UK where the market has been under pressure following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

  • Reuters - UK Focus7 months ago

    Guards' pay dispute with Total, G4S evokes Yemen's economic misery

    A dispute over unpaid wages in Yemen involving two global corporations has illustrated the disarray wrought by the near total pullout of foreign firms from the war-shattered country. A Yemeni labour court has ordered France's Total and Britain's G4S to pay millions of riyals ($1=330 riyal) in back pay and compensation to security guards who accused the two firms of abandoning them after the war sucked a Saudi-led Arab alliance into battle against Iran-aligned Houthi militia. Both Total and G4S, the French oil giant's security service provider, deny ditching the guards, saying they had made sure they were properly compensated when official termination notices were issued before they left Yemen.

  • Reuters - UK Focus7 months ago

    BUZZ-G4S: HSBC cuts to reduce

    ** British security group G4S shares down 2.3 pct, set for worst day in 3 mths ** HSBC downgrades to "reduce" from "hold" ** Brokerage says investment case now tilted towards the downside ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus8 months ago

    Britain's G4S shares hit 20-month high after 14 pct profit jump

    Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in G4S (Copenhagen: G4S.CO - news) hit a 20-month high on Wednesday after the global security provider posted a 13.9 percent jump in full-year profit, underlining its recovery from a series of scandals at a time when rivals are still struggling. G4S, which operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 600,000 people, has been selling businesses to pay off debt and working to limit losses from British government contracts that include providing asylum-seekers with accommodation. Pre (Shanghai: 600048.SS - news) -tax profit rose to 352 million pounds ($428.2 million) from 309 million.

  • Reuters - UK Focus8 months ago

    Security firm G4S FY constant currency revenue rises 6.3 pct

    British security company G4S Plc reported a 6.3 percent rise in revenue on a constant currency basis for 2016 and cut its leverage to 2.8 times net debt over EBITDA from 3.4 times a year earlier. Revenue ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus10 months ago

    Britain extends G4S, Serco asylum-seeker contracts to 2019

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 8 (Reuters) - Britain extended by two years a contract with G4S (Copenhagen: G4S.CO - news) and Serco to provide asylum-seekers with accommodation and said it would provide extra funds to improve standards and widen the areas in which asylum-seekers are housed. The budget boost follows criticism of the so-called Compass contracts over the standards of property and the time taken to acquire housing for asylum-seekers. In January, asylum seekers in the northern English town of Middlesbrough said they were suffering abuse because they had been housed in properties run by a G4S sub-contractor that almost all had red front doors, making them easy targets.

  • Reuters - UK Focus10 months ago

    Britain extends G4S, Serco asylum-seeker contracts to 2019

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 8 (Reuters) - Britain extended by two years a contract with G4S (Copenhagen: G4S.CO - news) and Serco to provide asylum-seekers with accommodation and said it would provide extra funds to improve standards and widen the areas in which asylum-seekers are housed. The budget boost follows criticism of the so-called Compass contracts over the standards of property and the time taken to acquire housing for asylum-seekers. In January, asylum seekers in the northern English town of Middlesbrough said they were suffering abuse because they had been housed in properties run by a G4S sub-contractor that almost all had red front doors, making them easy targets.

  • Reuters - UK Focus10 months ago

    Britain extends G4S, Serco asylum seeker contracts to 2019

    Britain said it had extended by two years a contract with outsourcers G4S and Serco to provide asylum seekers with accommodation. Britain's interior ministry also said it would increase the budget for ...

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