Media stories about Brink’s Company (The) (NYSE:BCO) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brink’s Company (The) earned a news impact score of -0.12 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 85 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Brink`s Company (The) (NYSE:BCO)

Brink’s Company (NYSE BCO) opened at 67.40 on Tuesday. Brink’s Company has a 52 week low of $26.86 and a 52 week high of $67.40. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $62.92 and its 200 day moving average is $52.39. The stock has a market cap of $3.40 billion, a PE ratio of 47.70 and a beta of 1.65.

Brink’s Company (The) (NYSE:BCO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The business services provider reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.18. The business had revenue of $788.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $696.06 million. Brink’s Company (The) had a net margin of 2.34% and a return on equity of 32.57%. The company’s revenue was up 9.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.31 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Brink’s Company will post $2.63 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 18th were issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.89%. This is an increase from Brink’s Company (The)’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, May 16th. Brink’s Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 42.55%.

BCO has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Brink’s Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. SunTrust Banks, Inc. initiated coverage on shares of Brink’s Company (The) in a report on Monday, February 27th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Imperial Capital raised their target price on shares of Brink’s Company (The) from $52.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a report on Thursday, May 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Brink’s Company (The) has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $57.00.

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In other Brink’s Company (The) news, insider Thomas Colan sold 935 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.30, for a total transaction of $58,250.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Peter A. Feld sold 187,095 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.79, for a total transaction of $11,373,505.05. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 1,614,888 shares of company stock worth $101,011,489. Insiders own 10.40% of the company’s stock.

About Brink’s Company (The)

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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