News articles about Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aramark earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7640191043904 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Aramark Hits it Out of the Park with New Ballpark Eats for MLB Opening Day (finance.yahoo.com)
- Monthly downswing – Aramark (ARMK) stock lost -0.14% – The Stocks News (press release) (thestocksnews.com)
- Aramark (ARMK) Presents At 26th Annual Media, Telecom & Business Services Conference – Slideshow (seekingalpha.com)
- Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Commences Investigation on Behalf of Aramark (ARMK) Investors (finance.yahoo.com)
Aramark (ARMK) traded down $0.31 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $41.01. The stock had a trading volume of 769,150 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,330,309. The firm has a market capitalization of $10,080.00, a P/E ratio of 31.07, a P/E/G ratio of 1.76 and a beta of 0.60. Aramark has a 1-year low of $36.06 and a 1-year high of $46.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.56, a current ratio of 1.40 and a quick ratio of 1.09.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th were issued a $0.105 dividend. This represents a $0.42 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 13th. Aramark’s payout ratio is currently 31.82%.
Several equities analysts have commented on ARMK shares. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on shares of Aramark in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. Barclays increased their price target on shares of Aramark from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aramark from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Aramark in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Nomura dropped their price target on shares of Aramark from $47.00 to $45.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $47.43.
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Aramark is a global provider of food, facilities and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, and sports, leisure and corrections clients. The Company operates through three segments: Food and Support Services North America (FSS North America), Food and Support Services International (FSS International), and Uniform and Career Apparel (Uniform).
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