Headlines about Marcus (NYSE:MCS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Marcus earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.5544543771831 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.

Marcus (NYSE MCS) opened at $28.05 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $785.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.29, a PEG ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 0.72. Marcus has a one year low of $23.85 and a one year high of $34.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.47.

Marcus (NYSE:MCS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $153.82 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $153.91 million. Marcus had a net margin of 6.51% and a return on equity of 9.73%. The company’s revenue was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.51 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Marcus will post 1.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 27th will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 24th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.78%. Marcus’s payout ratio is 35.97%.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on MCS shares. B. Riley set a $36.00 target price on shares of Marcus and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. ValuEngine cut shares of Marcus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Marcus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Benchmark reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target (down previously from $37.00) on shares of Marcus in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Marcus from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $35.67.

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About Marcus

The Marcus Corporation operates principally in two business segments: Theatres, and Hotels and Resorts. The Theatres segment operates multiscreen motion picture theatres in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and Nebraska, and a family entertainment center in Wisconsin. The Hotels and Resorts segment owns and operates hotels and resorts in Wisconsin, Illinois, Oklahoma and Nebraska, and manages hotels, resorts and other properties in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, Nevada, Georgia, Florida and California.

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