Media stories about Cinemark (NYSE:CNK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cinemark earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 45.1086759535765 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Cinemark (CNK) traded down $0.07 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $35.89. 1,221,015 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,101,175. The firm has a market cap of $4,180.00, a P/E ratio of 16.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a quick ratio of 1.46, a current ratio of 1.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.50. Cinemark has a 1-year low of $32.03 and a 1-year high of $44.84.

Cinemark (NYSE:CNK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.35 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $710.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $702.60 million. Cinemark had a net margin of 8.36% and a return on equity of 18.43%. The business’s revenue was down 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.56 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Cinemark will post 1.97 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st were given a $0.29 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.23%. Cinemark’s dividend payout ratio is 54.98%.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Wedbush set a $42.00 target price on shares of Cinemark and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price on shares of Cinemark in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cinemark from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. MKM Partners restated a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of Cinemark in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating on shares of Cinemark in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $42.31.

In related news, Director Lee Roy Mitchell sold 174,607 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.72, for a total value of $6,411,569.04. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 5,528,843 shares in the company, valued at approximately $203,019,114.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders sold a total of 474,607 shares of company stock worth $17,340,425 over the last quarter. 9.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Cinemark

Cinemark Holdings, Inc is engaged in the motion picture exhibition business with theatres in the United States (U.S.), Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Paraguay, Curacao and Bolivia. The Company manages its business in two segments: U.S.

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