Can G4S Recover?

LONDON -- In this video, Motley Fool UK premium editor Stuart Watson and Share Advisor senior analyst Nate Weisshaar examine the recent results from G4S  (LSE: GFS  ) , and ask whether the shares can return to their former glories before the well-publicized Olympics debacle. They look at where globally each percentage of the company's earnings come from, and whether that helps the chances that its share price will recover.

Another firm with operations in the sector has also released figures of late, and our analysts take a look at the prospects for Carillion  (LSE: CLLN  ) , too.

Though not one of his biggest holdings, top City investor Neil Woodford owns shares in G4S, and he recently came out in support of Nick Buckles, the group's under-fire boss. Read more about "Eight Stocks Held by Britain's Super Investor" in The Motley Fool's special free report to see which shares he holds, and which losers he's avoided. Simply click here to have the analysis sent to your inbox immediately, completely free of charge.

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Neither Nate nor Stuart owns shares in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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  • Report this Comment On September 03, 2012, at 5:09 AM, Sotograndeman wrote:

    It may be of interest that Tweedy Browne, the renowned US value investing house, which has G4S is several of its funds, was interviewed in the latest edition of the publication Value Investing Insight about its view on G4S post Olympics debacle - published August 31.

    They acknowledged the snafu but reiterated their conviction about the company and have increased their holding by around 50% at prices below 250p. Today it's back down around 253p.

    If anyone is interested, I could quote a bit from the article.

    I started a position today.

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