News stories about Brink's (NYSE:BCO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brink's earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.7891346111198 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Brink's (BCO) opened at 76.05 on Friday. Brink's has a 52 week low of $33.99 and a 52 week high of $81.35. The company has a market capitalization of $3.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.27 and a beta of 1.71. The company’s 50-day moving average is $71.80 and its 200 day moving average is $60.12.

Brink's (NYSE:BCO) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The business services provider reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.18. Brink's had a net margin of 1.69% and a return on equity of 13.99%. The company had revenue of $806 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $730.87 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.38 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Brink's will post $3.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, July 27th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 25th. Brink's’s payout ratio is 35.71%.

Brink's declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Monday, May 8th that authorizes the company to buyback $200.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the business services provider to purchase up to 6.4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

BCO has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Brink's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. Imperial Capital upped their price objective on shares of Brink's from $52.00 to $65.00 and gave the company an “in-line” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Brink's presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $64.00.

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In other Brink's news, Director Peter A. Feld sold 48,666 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.02, for a total transaction of $3,796,921.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CAO Mcalister C. Marshall II sold 4,848 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.67, for a total transaction of $376,544.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 1,089,725 shares of company stock worth $72,969,347. Insiders own 10.40% of the company’s stock.

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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