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 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.5579125410253 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:
- Brinks Co. (BCO) PT Raised to $105 at Macquarie on ‘Brazil Acquisition & 4Q Preannouncement’ – StreetInsider.com (streetinsider.com)
- Brink’s to Acquire Cash Handling Operations in Brazil (finance.yahoo.com)
- Brink’s Incurs Theft Loss (finance.yahoo.com)
- Brink’s reports gold shipment theft, to incur $11 mln charge (finance.yahoo.com)
- Gold worth $13 mln stolen from security firm Brink’s – source (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Brink's (BCO) traded down $3.10 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $83.80. 472,992 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 351,575. The company has a market capitalization of $4,387.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 53.04 and a beta of 1.71. Brink's has a fifty-two week low of $42.05 and a fifty-two week high of $87.89. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.21.
A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $98.00 price objective on shares of Brink's in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Sidoti assumed coverage on shares of Brink's in a research note on Friday, October 20th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Brink's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Brink's from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $97.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Brink's has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $93.75.
In related news, CFO Ronald James Domanico bought 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $77.49 per share, with a total value of $232,470.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Douglas A. Pertz bought 6,570 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of $76.18 per share, for a total transaction of $500,502.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have purchased 18,850 shares of company stock worth $1,461,348. 10.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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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