Media headlines about Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aramark earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.5737345127527 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Aramark (NYSE ARMK) traded up $0.46 on Friday, reaching $42.46. 1,829,916 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 997,134. The company has a current ratio of 1.12, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.11. The firm has a market capitalization of $10,291.63, a PE ratio of 23.73, a P/E/G ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.47. Aramark has a one year low of $32.87 and a one year high of $44.12.

Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.52 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $3.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.70 billion. Aramark had a net margin of 2.56% and a return on equity of 19.29%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.49 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Aramark will post 1.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 27th were given a dividend of $0.105 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 24th. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.99%. This is a boost from Aramark’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. Aramark’s payout ratio is presently 28.19%.

Several brokerages recently commented on ARMK. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Aramark from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, September 23rd. Barclays reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of Aramark in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Nomura raised their price objective on shares of Aramark from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price objective on shares of Aramark from $44.00 to $47.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Aramark from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $44.83.

In other Aramark news, Director Sanjeev K. Mehra bought 19,640 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was bought at an average price of $40.75 per share, for a total transaction of $800,330.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.

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About Aramark

Aramark is a global provider of food, facilities and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, and sports, leisure and corrections clients. The Company operates through three segments: Food and Support Services North America (FSS North America), Food and Support Services International (FSS International), and Uniform and Career Apparel (Uniform).

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