Equities analysts expect Marcus Corp (NYSE:MCS) to post earnings per share of $0.46 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for Marcus’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.44 to $0.48. Marcus posted earnings of $0.39 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 17.9%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 25th.

On average, analysts expect that Marcus will report full year earnings of $1.76 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.75 to $1.77. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $1.87 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.83 to $1.90. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that follow Marcus.

Marcus (NYSE:MCS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 26th. The company reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $193.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $183.52 million. Marcus had a return on equity of 11.83% and a net margin of 10.97%.

MCS has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Marcus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 20th. B. Riley upped their price objective on Marcus from $36.00 to $40.00 and gave the company a “$33.70” rating in a research note on Monday, July 23rd. Barrington Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Marcus in a research note on Thursday, July 26th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Marcus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $35.25.

MCS traded down $0.10 on Monday, hitting $40.70. 79,275 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 92,844. The company has a quick ratio of 0.49, a current ratio of 0.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. The company has a market cap of $1.15 billion, a PE ratio of 26.43, a P/E/G ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 0.55. Marcus has a 12-month low of $23.55 and a 12-month high of $42.50.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 17th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 27th were paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 24th. Marcus’s dividend payout ratio is presently 38.96%.

In other news, insider Gregory S. Marcus sold 89,093 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.05, for a total transaction of $3,657,267.65. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 194,687 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,991,901.35. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Gregory S. Marcus sold 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.51, for a total value of $1,460,400.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 227,741 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,314,823.91. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 294,790 shares of company stock valued at $11,628,473. 32.88% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Thompson Davis & CO. Inc. raised its stake in shares of Marcus by 92.3% during the 2nd quarter. Thompson Davis & CO. Inc. now owns 3,207 shares of the company’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 1,539 shares in the last quarter. Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Marcus during the 1st quarter worth approximately $111,000. Sei Investments Co. grew its holdings in shares of Marcus by 55.6% in the 1st quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 4,817 shares of the company’s stock worth $146,000 after acquiring an additional 1,721 shares during the period. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Marcus in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $147,000. Finally, C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Marcus in the 1st quarter worth approximately $157,000. 60.32% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Marcus Company Profile

The Marcus Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates movie theatres, and hotels and resorts. As of December 28, 2017, the company operated approximately 69 movie theatres with 895 screens in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio; owned or managed approximately 4,841 hotel and resort rooms; and 19 hotels, resorts, and other properties for third parties in nine states.

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