Brink's (BCO) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.10

News articles about Brink's (NYSE:BCO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. 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 daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.9695763973401 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Brink's (NYSE:BCO) remained flat at $$74.45 during mid-day trading on Thursday. 15,261 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 440,397. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.66, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.89. Brink's has a 12 month low of $47.30 and a 12 month high of $88.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,670.14, a P/E ratio of 240.16, a P/E/G ratio of 0.94 and a beta of 1.71.

Brink's (NYSE:BCO) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The business services provider reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.96 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $903.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $851.35 million. Brink's had a net margin of 0.50% and a return on equity of 36.76%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.87 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Brink's will post 3.76 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 8th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 7th. Brink's’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 193.55%.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Sidoti assumed coverage on Brink's in a research note on Friday, October 20th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $98.00 price target on shares of Brink's in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Brink's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. ValuEngine lowered Brink's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Imperial Capital reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $100.00 price target (up from $86.00) on shares of Brink's in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Brink's presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $93.50.

In other news, Director George I. Stoeckert acquired 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The shares were bought at an average price of $75.87 per share, with a total value of $151,740.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 15,714 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,192,221.18. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Douglas A. Pertz purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 8th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $72.91 per share, for a total transaction of $729,100.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 19,200 shares of company stock worth $1,431,355 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 10.40% of the company’s stock.

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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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