Brink’s (NYSE:BCO) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.16

News articles about Brink’s (NYSE:BCO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.771173215338 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Brink’s (NYSE:BCO) traded up $0.50 on Wednesday, reaching $78.90. 411,500 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 425,208. Brink’s has a 1 year low of $38.80 and a 1 year high of $87.30. The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20. The company has a market capitalization of $3,957.90, a PE ratio of 26.94 and a beta of 1.71.

Brink’s (NYSE:BCO) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The business services provider reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates 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 previous year, the company posted $0.64 earnings per share. Brink’s’s quarterly revenue was up 12.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Brink’s will post 3.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. Brink’s’s dividend payout ratio is presently 37.97%.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on BCO shares. ValuEngine cut shares of Brink’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Imperial Capital upgraded Brink’s from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their target price for the company from $72.00 to $86.00 in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Sidoti started coverage on Brink’s in a research report on Friday, October 20th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $98.00 price target on shares of Brink’s in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Brink’s from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $97.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Brink’s presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $93.67.

In other news, CFO Ronald James Domanico purchased 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was bought at an average price of $76.85 per share, with a total value of $230,550.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Peter A. Feld sold 27,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.83, for a total transaction of $2,182,410.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 15,150 shares of company stock valued at $1,163,463 in the last ninety days. Company 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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