Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Marcus (MCS) Stock Price
News stories about Marcus (NYSE:MCS) have been trending positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Marcus earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.9851720107606 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.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Why self-made millionaire Marcus Lemonis doesn’t make New Year’s resolutions (cnbc.com)
- David Marcus, Head of Messenger at Facebook, Will Be Joining Coinbase’s Board (blog.coinbase.com)
- What self-made millionaire Marcus Lemonis learned when he visited crisis-ridden Puerto Rico (cnbc.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Expect Marcus Corp (MCS) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $167.54 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
MCS has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Marcus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price objective on shares of Marcus in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Benchmark reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective (down previously from $37.00) on shares of Marcus in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Marcus from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.75.
Shares of Marcus (NYSE:MCS) opened at $27.35 on Tuesday. Marcus has a 1 year low of $23.85 and a 1 year high of $34.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.47. The firm has a market cap of $761.37, a P/E ratio of 19.68, a PEG ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 0.74.
Marcus (NYSE:MCS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.02. Marcus had a net margin of 6.51% and a return on equity of 9.73%. The business had revenue of $153.82 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $153.91 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.51 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Marcus will post 1.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 27th were given a dividend of $0.125 per share. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 24th. Marcus’s payout ratio is currently 35.97%.
Marcus Company Profile
The Marcus Corporation operates principally in two business segments: Theatres, and Hotels and Resorts. The Theatres segment operates multiscreen motion picture theatres in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and Nebraska, and a family entertainment center in Wisconsin. The Hotels and Resorts segment owns and operates hotels and resorts in Wisconsin, Illinois, Oklahoma and Nebraska, and manages hotels, resorts and other properties in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, Nevada, Georgia, Florida and California.
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