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G4S plc (formerly Group 4 Securicor) (LSE: GFS, OMX: G4S) is a British multinational security services company headquartered in Crawley, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest security company measured by revenues and has operations in around 125 countries. With over 657,000 employees, it is the world's third-largest private sector employer (after Wal-Mart Stores and Foxconn). G4S was founded in 2004 by the merger of the UK-based Securicor plc with the Denmark-based Group 4 Falck.


In 2006, 2007 and 2008 G4S was the subject of a global campaign by union workers alleging that its subsidiaries undermine labour and human rights standards. Some of these groups were organised under the banner of the SEIU-funded Focus on Group 4 Securicor. This group supported protests at Group 4 Securicor's annual general meeting in London in 2005 and again in 2006.


The 2006 US State Department Report on Human rights in Indonesia released in March 2006 featured the on-going dispute in Jakarta with Group4/Securicor. In July 2006 the Indonesian Securicor workers had a substantial win – but the campaigners continue to support other Group 4 Securicor workers. The company disputed these claims and pointed to its strong relationships with unions around the world, including the GMB in Britain.


In March 2008, it was announced that G4S were taking over Scottish Rock Steady Group – who steward at major sporting and music events mostly in the UK. Rock Steady events have included Live8 concerts in London, Scottish FA Cup Final & the Download Festival. In April 2008, G4S acquired RONCO Consulting Corporation, one of the world’s premier humanitarian and commercial mine action, ordnance disposal and security companies.


In May 2008, G4S acquired ArmorGroup International. Also in May 2008 G4S plc completed its £355 million acquisition of Global Solutions Limited. In December 2008 G4S and UNI, the global union, announced the launch of an Ethical Employment Partnership, which will drive improvements in standards across the global security industry. Also in December 2008, G4S and the SEIU reached an agreement to end their long dispute and establish a framework to work together in the interest of employees. In 2009, G4S continued to acquire companies: Secura Monde International Limited and Shiremoor International Engineering Limited, together, the UK’s leading specialist banknote and high security technical and commercial advisory companies; All Star International, one of the premier facilities management and base operations support companies providing services to the US Government; Adesta, US-based provider of integrated security systems and communication systems; and Hill & Associates Consultants Limited, Asia’s leading provider of specialist risk-mitigation consulting services.


In 2008, G4S also acquired Touchcom, Inc. for US$23 million. Touchcom, Inc. is located in the Burlington/Bedford, Massachusetts area. The rebranding of Touchcom, Inc. to G4S was completed by 1 January 2012.


In April 2011 G4S acquired Guidance Monitoring, an international designer and manufacturer of electronic monitoring technologies, including hardware and software used for offender monitoring and tracking.


In December 2011 G4S acquired the assets of Chubb Emergency Response, a large key holding company in the UK. The deal was finalised on 17th December 2011. G4S are now integrating the Chubb business into their existing key holding and response service.


G4S announced in late August 2012 that it would be selling its Pakistan division, Wackenhut Pakistan Limited, to its chairman Ikram Sehgal.

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G4S plc with EPIC/TICKER (LON:GFS) has had its stock rating noted as 'Retains' with the recommendation being set at 'NEUTRAL' this morning by analysts at Exane BNP Paribas. G4S plc are listed in the Industrials sector within UK Main Market. Exane BNP Paribas have set a target price of 255 GBX on ...
The G4S team is pleased to see the amazing progress of Custom Protection Officer Antonio Dennie. According to G4S Memphis General Manager Iain Penrose, “Antonio's reliability and professionalism have always shown through his success working at multiple client locations. His fortitude and toughness ...

Broker Forecast - Exane BNP Paribas issues a broker note on G4S PLC. 27 April 2018, 11:00. Source - SMW. Exane BNP Paribas today reaffirms its neutral investment rating on G4S PLC (LON:GFS) and raised its price target to 255p (from 220p). Broker Forecasts data provided by www.sharesmagazine.co.uk ...
Five inmates have died in the space of seven weeks at Birmingham's outsourced prison, the latest of them allegedly killing himself in a week in which the Prison Officers Association and the Howard League for Penal Reform have warned of a prison system in crisis. Marcus McGuire, 35, was found dead in ...
Shares of G4S Plc (GFS.L) opened the last session at 254.40, touching a high of 254.80 and a low of 250.40 , yielding a change of -2.90. The latest reading places the stock below the Ichimoku cloud which indicates negative momentum and a potential sell signal for the equity. The Ichimoku cloud is a ...
G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Thursday, April 5th. According to Zacks, “G4S Plc operates as an integrated security company specializing in the provision of security products, services and ...

By Elisabeth O'Leary. EDINBURGH, April 20 (Reuters) - Global security and cash management firm G4S expects notes and coins to drive its business, even as their usage falls in favour of electronic transactions around the world. Although data compiled by the British company best known for transporting ...
HSBC upgraded shares of G4S (LON:GFS) to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday, March 28th. HSBC currently has GBX 245 ($3.51) price objective on the stock, up from their prior price objective of GBX 230 ($3.29). Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on ...
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Global security and cash management firm G4S expects notes and coins to drive its business, even as their usage falls in favor of electronic transactions ... However, in Europe as a whole, G4S says 80 percent of point-of-sale transactions are still conducted in physical currency.
EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Global security and cash management firm G4S expects notes and coins to drive its business, even as their usage falls in favour of electronic transactions around the world. Although data compiled by the British company best known for transporting banknotes in armoured ...
As analysts project G4S plc (LSE:GFS) to register solid earnings growth of 16.98% in the coming 12 months, let's stop and think through this positive outlook. It is crucial for investors to do this, so they can judge the underlying components responsible for spurring this growth, because the sustainability of ...
One of the largest security companies in the world, G4S has been hit with record financial penalties from the British Government for mishandling the country's prison system. The figure of $US3.9 million (£2.8 million) paid for the period 2016/2017 was revealed by British media, relating to the violation of the ...
Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on G4S PLC. 13 April 2018, 08:30. Source - SMW. RBC Capital Markets today reaffirms its outperform investment rating on G4S PLC (LON:GFS) and cut its price target to 370p (from 385p). Broker Forecasts data provided by www.sharesmagazine.co.uk ...
G4S plc with EPIC/TICKER (LON:GFS) has had its stock rating noted as 'Reiterates' with the recommendation being set at 'OUTPERFORM' today by analysts at RBC Capital Markets. G4S plc are listed in the Industrials sector within UK Main Market. RBC Capital Markets have set a target price of 370 GBX ...
Richard Burgon, Labour's Shadow Justice Secretary said: “This record level of fines for G4S is yet another example of widespread private sector failure in our justice system. “G4S appears to be able to count on a steady stream of Ministry of Justice contracts despite repeated under-performance and even ...
It wouldn't be unreasonable to expect the chairman of G4S, one of the world's biggest security firms, to follow the mantra of “safety first”. So the irony isn't lost him that his current predicament occurred during a treadmill session at his annual medical a few weeks ago. Connolly is speaking to City A.M. at his ...
It said: “As from 1 April 2018 NHS England have awarded the contract to manage the SARCs in the West Midlands region (covering Staffordshire, West Midlands, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire) to G4S. “The Blue Sky Centre remains the SARC for Coventry and Warwickshire ...

G4S (OTCMKTS: GFSZY) and China Information Technology (NASDAQ:CNIT) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends ...
IN THE MONEY: G4S chief exec Ashley Almanza took a pay cut of nearly £1m but still earned £3.85m. By City & Finance Reporter for the ... The boss of G4S has taken a pay cut of nearly £1million after the firm's performance lagged behind other FTSE 100 companies. Ashley Almanza, chief executive at the ...
In total 8 analysts cover G4S PLC (LON:GFS). “Buy” rating has 6, “Sell” are 1, while 1 are “Hold”. (LON:GFS) has 75% bullish analysts. 14 are the (LON:GFS)'s ratings reports on Apr 11, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Monday, March 12 the stock of G4S plc (LON:GFS) earned “Overweight” ...
Shares of G4S Plc (GFS.L) have seen the Mesa Adaptive Moving Average (MAMA) crawl below the Fractional Moving Average or FAMA. The crossing of the MAMA and FAMA lines can be used to generate Buy and Sell signals. When the MAMA crosses above the FAMA a buy signal is given. Alternatively ...
“Global Manned Security Services Market Research Report 2018” incorporates an analytical study of the Manned Security Services market, encompassing an in-depth estimation of the market's condition around the globe. This study gives an extensive elaboration on the strategies and analytical methods ...
G4S logo G4S plc (LON:GFS) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eleven research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and six have assigned a ...
G4S PLC (LON:GFS) was a gainer in late afternoon trading, ahead 1.3% to 245.3p as HSBC Securities upped its stance on the support services firm to 'hold' from 'reduce', with an increased target price of 245p from 230p, citing valuation grounds. In a European sector review entitled 'Cash and Security', ...
The inmate passed away on Monday at the Winson Green jail, operated by private security firm G4S. An investigation has been launched after the 35-year-old man was found dead. No details have been released about the circumstances of his death. Birmingham Prison. It is believed his death was ...
Assa Abloy (OTCMKTS: ASAZY) and G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability and ...
A court case brought against four staff accused of threatening and assaulting children at a scandal-hit G4S-run youth jail has collapsed. Team leaders Anthony Dance, 28, Gareth Evans, 27, Matthew Cunningham, 37, and duty operations manager Christopher Lomax, 36, were charged with misconduct in a ...
Four men accused of threatening and assaulting children at a youth jail in Kent have been cleared. Anthony Dance, 28, Gareth Evans, 27, Matthew Cunningham, 37, and Christopher Lomax, 36, had been charged with misconduct in a public office. Police investigated after BBC Panorama broadcast ...
Police are appealing for information after a G4S security worker was robbed near Lloyds Bank on Newport High Street at about 10.45am this morning. The incident happened near Lloyds Bank in Newport, Shropshire. Photo: Google Street View. Reports indicate that two men wearing ski masks approached ...
It is alleged that occupants of a white Isuzu bakkie and a grey BMW, fired shots at a G4S vehicle and forced it off the road. They then instructed the occupants to exit the vehicle. A trusted source told Lowvelder that the group then used explosives to gain access to an undisclosed amount of cash, and fled the ...
A Taliban car bomb killed at least three people and wounded two in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday in an apparent attack on a British contractor company that came despite a further tightening in security across the city, officials said. Deputy interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the suicide ...
The world's largest security group G4S said its gains from a cost savings drive would go towards boosting its technological capabilities, giving it “substantial confidence” in its medium-term outlook. G4S, which provides outsourced services such as guarding, security and cash management, said full-year ...
British security services group G4S PLC (LON:GFS) delivered an increase in full year revenue in line with its expectations of growth across all regions apart from the Middle East and India. Revenue rose 3.2% to £7.4bn at constant exchange rates in 2017 despite a 5.1% decline in the Middle East & India, ...
The world's largest security group G4S said its gains from a cost savings drive would go towards boosting its technological capabilities, giving it “substantial confidence” in its medium-term outlook. G4S, which provides outsourced services such as guarding, security and cash management, said full-year ...
The private contractor that runs Kent's non-emergency ambulance service says it is taking steps to improve its performance after health chiefs flagged up a string of missed targets. G4S has been under scrutiny for some time after a period which saw the operator fending off complaints about its service, ...
When Rituraj Sinha joined Security and Intelligence Services (India) or SIS in 2002, the security solutions provider was one -twelfth the size of G4S, then the biggest player in the industry. Now, 16 years later, SIS is breathing down the neck of the market leader. In fact, if SIS continues to grow at the same ...
G4S, the world's biggest security firm, today won a contract worth hundreds of millions of pounds to help DIY retail giant Home Depot stop staff from putting their fingers in the tills. The deal is one of two big wins revealed this morning. A specialist subsidiary, G4S Cash Solutions, manages the entire cash ...
Pretoria - Tshwane police have launched a manhunt for a group of armed men who ambushed a G4S cash delivery van on the N4, near The Orchards in Pretoria on Friday morning. "They started firing shots at the vehicle, especially at the tyres, until it lost control. They then ordered the security officers to get ...
G4S plc (LSE:GFS) is currently trading at a trailing P/E of 15.5x, which is lower than the industry average of 20x. While GFS might seem like an attractive stock to buy, it is important to understand the assumptions behind the P/E ratio before you make any investment decisions. Today, I will deconstruct the ...
G4S Plc (GFS.L) touched 253.90 on a recent bid indicating that the Tenkan line is still hovering below the Kijun Sen. This represents bearish momentum for the shares. Whether or not the shares are ready to break further to the downside is yet to be seen. The Tenkan Sen / Kijun Sen Cross signal occurs ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The man accused of severely beating up a company police officer outside of the Charlotte Transit Center in uptown last week will appear in court on Monday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said that 49-year-old Reginald Lewis Alexander assaulted Jeff Outen, 50, who works for a ...
G4S and Loomis could be the best plays. Each trades at about 14 times estimated forward-year earnings, well below Prosegur's multiple of 24 and Brink's price/earnings ratio of 20. G4S is UBS's favorite; the Swiss bank has a Buy rating on it, with a price target of 310 pence ($4.37), implying a rally of more ...
G4S Plc Ord Shs (GFSZF) are in focus today as the charts are revealing that the Mesa Adaptive Moving Average (MAMA) is holding steady above the FAMA, or Fractional Moving Average. This environment typically indicates that there might be a buying opportunity aligning in technicals. When there are ...
After a recent look, we have noticed that the Chaikin Oscillator is under zero for G4S Plc (GFS.L). Traders may be paying close attention to the stock and looking out for possible bearish momentum. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of stock ...
"We are working closely with the Metropolitan Police while they investigate this serious assault.” Speaking the same day, a Nationwide spokesman said: “We're aware of an incident outside our branch in West Drayton and are supporting the police and G4S with their investigation. It wouldn't be appropriate ...
G4S Plc (GFS.L) shares are currently appearing on the list of stocks that have dropped over the last month. In the past 4-weeks, shares have been lower -8.27%. Going back 6 months, shares have changed -13.32%. Over the last 52-weeks, shares have moved 5.82%. Focusing on more recent action, ...
G4S (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Friday, January 12th. According to Zacks, “G4S Plc operates as an integrated security company specializing in the provision of security products, services and solutions.
Shares of G4S PLC (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) have been in the headlines as its price reached $18.77 at the conclusion of the most trading day. The stock is traded on OTC in the Industrial Products sector and Security and Safety Services industry. The mathematical calculation that represents the degree of ...
G4S Plc ADR (GFSZY) shares have moved above the Chalkin Money Flow zero line, indicating potential buying momentum for the shares. The Chaikin Money Flow Indicator is an oscillator developed by Marc Chaikin. An oscillator is an indicator that is used as a counter trend showing when the market is ...
Shares in G4S plc ticker lookup code: LON:GFS has dropped -1.65% or -4.4 points throughout the session so far. Traders aired on the negative side during the trading session. The periods high has reached 264.4 and a low of 260.5. The total volume of shares traded by this point was 2,537,738 while the ...


 

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