News articles about Marcus (NYSE:MCS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of media 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Marcus earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.9094051516505 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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NYSE:MCS opened at $31.35 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $856.02, a PE ratio of 20.36, a P/E/G ratio of 1.14 and a beta of 0.47. Marcus has a fifty-two week low of $23.55 and a fifty-two week high of $34.90. The company has a quick ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 0.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71.

Marcus (NYSE:MCS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The company reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $158.16 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $156.52 million. Marcus had a return on equity of 10.48% and a net margin of 10.44%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 14.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.31 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Marcus will post 1.79 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have commented on MCS shares. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target (up from $34.00) on shares of Marcus in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Marcus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Marcus in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.00.

In other news, Director Diane M. Gershowitz sold 12,750 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.86, for a total transaction of $393,465.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 7,482 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $230,894.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Thomas F. Kissinger sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.12, for a total value of $291,200.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 81,664 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,378,055.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 44,250 shares of company stock valued at $1,343,255. Insiders own 32.88% of the company’s stock.

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About Marcus

The Marcus Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates movie theatres, and hotels and resorts. As of December 28, 2017, the company operated approximately 69 movie theatres with 895 screens in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio; owned or managed approximately 4,841 hotel and resort rooms; and 19 hotels, resorts, and other properties for third parties in nine states.

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