News articles about Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aramark earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3172960215458 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- This is a right moment to look at these two names: Aramark (ARMK), Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACHN) (nmsunews.com)
- Global Workwear/Uniforms Market 2018 Forecast Analysis by 2023: UniFirst, Aramark, Carhartt and Cintas (theperfectinvestor.com)
- Investors Focused Stocks: ILG, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILG), Aramark (NYSE:ARMK), Computer Programs and Systems, Inc … (journalfinance.net)
- Aramark (ARMK) vs. Zoe’s Kitchen (ZOES) Financial Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)
- D209 ousts Aramark, picks new food service provider (forestparkreview.com)
ARMK stock opened at $37.10 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.16 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.96, a PEG ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 0.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.77, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 1.30. Aramark has a fifty-two week low of $36.28 and a fifty-two week high of $46.09.
Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.02. Aramark had a net margin of 3.29% and a return on equity of 17.96%. The firm had revenue of $3.94 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.91 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.45 EPS. Aramark’s revenue was up 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Aramark will post 2.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, May 31st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 17th were given a $0.105 dividend. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 16th. Aramark’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 23.73%.
A number of equities analysts have issued reports on ARMK shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of Aramark from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, June 15th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Aramark from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aramark from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Aramark presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.33.
Aramark Company Profile
Aramark provides food, facilities, and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, sports, leisure, and corrections clients in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Food and Support Services North America, Food and Support Services International, Uniform and Career Apparel.
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