Media coverage about Marcus (NYSE:MCS) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Marcus earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.3846968592302 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- HomeTrust Bank Hires Mark DeMarcus to Lead Commercial Banking Group (markets.financialcontent.com)
- Marcus Smart, Shane Larkin, and Terry Rozier host YMCA kids at Celtics practice facility to close out Fit to Win program (prnewswire.com)
- Marcus Corp (MCS) VP Thomas F. Kissinger Sells 10,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Marcus Theatres envisions national prominence for CineLatino after Hispanic Oscar wins (finance.yahoo.com)
- Meet the Peninsula inventor who landed his artificial intelligence mirror in Neiman Marcus, Sephora (feeds.bizjournals.com)
Shares of Marcus (MCS) opened at $29.95 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.48. Marcus has a 12 month low of $23.55 and a 12 month high of $34.90. The firm has a market cap of $825.40, a P/E ratio of 13.08, a PEG ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 0.57.
Marcus (NYSE:MCS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The company reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.08. Marcus had a net margin of 10.44% and a return on equity of 10.48%. The firm had revenue of $158.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $156.52 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.31 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 14.0% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Marcus will post 1.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 2nd. This is an increase from Marcus’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. Marcus’s payout ratio is currently 26.20%.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Marcus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Barrington Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Marcus in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target on shares of Marcus in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.00.
In other news, VP Thomas F. Kissinger sold 10,000 shares of Marcus stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.12, for a total transaction of $291,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 81,664 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,378,055.68. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 33.53% of the company’s stock.
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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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