Marcus Corporation (The) (NYSE:MCS) – Equities research analysts at Barrington Research raised their Q4 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Marcus Corporation (The) in a report issued on Tuesday. Barrington Research analyst J. Goss now forecasts that the company will earn $0.47 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.37. Barrington Research has a “Outperform” rating and a $37.00 price objective on the stock.

MCS has been the subject of a number of other research reports. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target (down previously from $42.00) on shares of Marcus Corporation (The) in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. TheStreet lowered Marcus Corporation (The) from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. ValuEngine lowered Marcus Corporation (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Marcus Corporation (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Benchmark Co. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target (down previously from $37.00) on shares of Marcus Corporation (The) in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $35.67.

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Marcus Corporation (The) (NYSE:MCS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.02. Marcus Corporation (The) had a return on equity of 9.73% and a net margin of 6.51%. The business had revenue of $153.82 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $153.91 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.51 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 27th will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 24th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.86%. Marcus Corporation (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.97%.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Marcus Corporation (The) by 9.4% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,054,210 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,836,000 after acquiring an additional 90,670 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in shares of Marcus Corporation (The) by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 973,881 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,410,000 after buying an additional 31,520 shares in the last quarter. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Marcus Corporation (The) by 45.5% in the 2nd quarter. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. now owns 530,462 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,020,000 after buying an additional 165,790 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of Marcus Corporation (The) by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 491,067 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,829,000 after buying an additional 10,405 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LSV Asset Management raised its stake in shares of Marcus Corporation (The) by 15.9% in the 2nd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 462,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,967,000 after buying an additional 63,400 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 59.45% of the company’s stock.

Marcus Corporation (The) 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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Marcus Corporation (The) (NYSE:MCS)

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