Brink's (BCO) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about Brink's (NYSE:BCO) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brink's earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.4758142779463 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Brink's (NYSE BCO) opened at $79.40 on Friday. Brink's has a 12 month low of $40.95 and a 12 month high of $87.30. The stock has a market cap of $4,010.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 49.01 and a beta of 1.71. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20.

Brink's (NYSE:BCO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The business services provider reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.08. Brink's had a net margin of 2.51% and a return on equity of 35.15%. The company had revenue of $849.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $841.57 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.64 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 12.4% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Brink's will post 3.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

BCO has been the subject of a number of research reports. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $98.00 price objective on shares of Brink's in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Sidoti reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $94.00 price objective on shares of Brink's in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Brink's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Brink's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Brink's presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $93.75.

In other news, CFO Ronald James Domanico purchased 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $77.49 per share, with a total value of $232,470.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director George I. Stoeckert purchased 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $80.40 per share, with a total value of $80,400.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 12,014 shares in the company, valued at $965,925.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought a total of 18,850 shares of company stock valued at $1,461,348 in the last ninety days. 10.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Brink's Company Profile

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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