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Current Price:
261.10p
on 27-12-2017 at 09:21:20
Change: 1.00p rise 0.38 %
Buy: 261.20p
Sell: 261.10p

G4S (London Stock Exchange: GFS) was formerly known as 'Group 4 Securicor PLC'. The principal activities of the Group are providing manned security services and cash services worldwide. These include the government, public authority, financial, retail, and commercial and aviation security services; as well as passenger screening, document and Visa verification, baggage and cargo screening, aircraft guarding, mobile patrols and various specialist services such as visits and patrols of customer sites – sporting events, conferences and exhibitions are just some examples. If you've ever seen an ATM machine being replenished or seen a politician being closely followed by a security guard, you could be right in assuming that they are services provided by G4S PLC.

G4S have continued to acquire affiliate companies since the acquisition of Fidelity Cash Management Services in 2007; since then it has also added Omada Fire & Security Group, the Rock Steady Group of companies, RONCO Consulting Corporation, an 85% share in Progard Securitas and in June 2008, the acquisition of Touchcom, Inc.

2008 was a good year for G4S; in the pre-tax profits for the six months to 30 June, the figure rose to £109.4m, a significant improvement on the £96m posted for the same period in 2007. Some might presume that companies at the mercy of the credit crunch would cut back on security expenditure but the evidence suggests the contrary. With an average annual rise of 15 per cent since 2004, G4S is giving Securitas a real run for its money with a price earnings ratio of 10.8 times in 2009 – whilst Securitas trades on a 2009 11.9 times, G4S shows an 11% organic sales growth to Securitas' 6%.

G4S (GFS, GFS.L, LON:GFS) Price Details (LSE MAIN Listed Equity)
Last Trade: Sell 625 at 261.10p Days Range: 259.60 - 262.10p
Day's Volume: 250,750 52wk Range: 229.70 - 341.10p
Last Close: 260.10p Market Capitalisation:* £ 4.03 bn
Open: 260.90p VWAP: 260.85p
ISIN: GB00B01FLG62 Shares in Issue: 1.55 bn
Sector: Support Services Listed in: UK All Shares, UK 100, UK 350
Buy/SellVolumePriceTrade CodeTrade TypeTrade Time
Sell625261.10p1804123104094043Automated Trade09:21:20 - 27/12
Sell100261.40p1804123104093627Automated Trade09:16:08 - 27/12
Buy1126261.50p1804123104093426Automated Trade09:13:18 - 27/12
Buy221261.30p1804123104093309Automated Trade09:12:03 - 27/12
Sell755261.30p1804123104093125Automated Trade09:11:09 - 27/12
Sell20261.40p1804123104092161Automated Trade09:01:18 - 27/12
Time period : to Frequency :
Date Open High Low Close Volume
26 Dec 2017 (Tue) 262.80 264.30 260.10 260.10 2,143,972
25 Dec 2017 (Mon) 262.80 264.30 260.10 260.10 2,143,972
22 Dec 2017 (Fri) 262.80 264.30 260.10 260.10 2,143,972
21 Dec 2017 (Thu) 257.90 264.52 255.10 264.30 5,603,415
20 Dec 2017 (Wed) 257.70 260.36 256.80 257.90 5,314,265
19 Dec 2017 (Tue) 256.70 259.92 256.10 258.60 3,696,921
18 Dec 2017 (Mon) 252.80 261.46 252.80 257.20 4,600,229
15 Dec 2017 (Fri) 251.10 253.40 249.60 252.00 6,459,494
14 Dec 2017 (Thu) 249.60 253.50 247.80 251.80 4,367,795
13 Dec 2017 (Wed) 252.60 254.50 250.70 251.60 3,999,543
12 Dec 2017 (Tue) 251.80 253.50 250.60 252.10 2,449,150
11 Dec 2017 (Mon) 252.90 254.80 251.50 251.70 1,701,561
8 Dec 2017 (Fri) 250.80 252.90 249.70 251.30 1,939,608
7 Dec 2017 (Thu) 254.80 254.80 249.40 251.30 5,049,928
6 Dec 2017 (Wed) 249.40 251.30 247.80 249.90 3,015,305
5 Dec 2017 (Tue) 250.20 251.10 249.30 250.10 2,206,305
4 Dec 2017 (Mon) 253.30 253.70 249.20 251.10 3,292,432
1 Dec 2017 (Fri) 255.00 255.60 251.40 256.60 3,669,253
30 Nov 2017 (Thu) 256.10 257.80 253.50 256.50 3,203,815
29 Nov 2017 (Wed) 258.40 261.00 255.80 259.60 2,539,502
28 Nov 2017 (Tue) 259.70 261.40 257.90 259.50 2,122,968
27 Nov 2017 (Mon) 257.90 260.10 256.20 259.50 2,784,753


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