Media coverage about Brink's (NYSE:BCO) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brink's earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8909568058791 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Brink's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Gabelli raised shares of Brink's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Imperial Capital reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $100.00 price target (up previously from $86.00) on shares of Brink's in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Sidoti reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $94.00 price target on shares of Brink's in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Brink's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $93.50.
Shares of Brink's stock opened at $68.85 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $3,517.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 222.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 1.77. The company has a current ratio of 1.78, a quick ratio of 1.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.37. Brink's has a 12-month low of $47.30 and a 12-month high of $88.10.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 8th were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 7th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.87%. Brink's’s payout ratio is currently 193.55%.
In related news, CEO Douglas A. Pertz bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $72.91 per share, with a total value of $729,100.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Ronald James Domanico bought 3,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 8th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $72.18 per share, with a total value of $252,630.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 17,500 shares of company stock valued at $1,281,770 in the last three months. 10.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
The Brink’s Company (Brink’s) is a provider of logistics and security solutions. The Company operates through nine segments: U.S., France, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Latin America, EMEA, Asia and Payment Services. The Company’s solutions include cash-in-transit (CIT), automated teller machine (ATM) replenishment and maintenance, cash management services, including vault outsourcing, money processing, and intelligent safe services, international transportation of valuables, and payment services.
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