Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Marcus (MCS) Share Price

News headlines about Marcus (NYSE:MCS) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Marcus earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6769824507989 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several research analysts recently issued reports on MCS shares. Barrington Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Marcus in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Marcus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Marcus currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.00.

Shares of Marcus stock traded up $0.15 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $32.70. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,324 shares, compared to its average volume of 83,667. Marcus has a one year low of $23.55 and a one year high of $33.60. The firm has a market capitalization of $919.47 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 0.49. The company has a current ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71.

Marcus (NYSE:MCS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 26th. The company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.01. Marcus had a net margin of 10.33% and a return on equity of 10.26%. The firm had revenue of $168.19 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $158.67 million. research analysts forecast that Marcus will post 1.69 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 25th were paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 24th. Marcus’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 38.96%.

In other Marcus news, VP Thomas F. Kissinger sold 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.65, for a total value of $126,600.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 76,400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,418,060. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Diane M. Gershowitz sold 12,750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, April 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.86, for a total transaction of $393,465.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,482 shares in the company, valued at $230,894.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 42,750 shares of company stock worth $1,339,625 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 32.88% of the company’s stock.

About Marcus

The Marcus Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates movie theatres, and hotels and resorts. As of December 28, 2017, the company operated approximately 69 movie theatres with 895 screens in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio; owned or managed approximately 4,841 hotel and resort rooms; and 19 hotels, resorts, and other properties for third parties in nine states.

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