ValuEngine downgraded shares of Brink’s (NYSE:BCO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

Several other brokerages also recently weighed in on BCO. SunTrust Banks reissued a buy rating and issued a $98.00 target price 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 for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Brink’s from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $97.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Imperial Capital raised shares of Brink’s from an in-line rating to an outperform rating and boosted their target price for the company from $72.00 to $86.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Brink’s currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $93.67.

Brink’s (NYSE BCO) opened at $78.40 on Friday. Brink’s has a one year low of $38.80 and a one year high of $87.30. The firm has a market cap of $4,031.10, a PE ratio of 27.44 and a beta of 1.71. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20.

Brink’s (NYSE:BCO) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The business services provider reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.08. Brink’s had a net margin of 2.51% and a return on equity of 35.15%. The firm had revenue of $849.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $841.57 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.64 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Brink’s will post 3.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th were paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. Brink’s’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.97%.

In related news, CFO Ronald James Domanico acquired 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was bought at an average price of $76.85 per share, with a total value of $230,550.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Douglas A. Pertz acquired 6,570 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of $76.18 per share, with a total value of $500,502.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have bought 15,150 shares of company stock valued at $1,163,463. Corporate insiders own 10.40% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its holdings in shares of Brink’s by 285.0% during the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,540 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $103,000 after purchasing an additional 1,140 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Brink’s during the 2nd quarter worth about $114,000. Cypress Capital Management LLC WY purchased a new stake in shares of Brink’s during the 3rd quarter worth about $122,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Brink’s during the 3rd quarter worth about $128,000. Finally, Seven Eight Capital LP purchased a new stake in shares of Brink’s during the 2nd quarter worth about $154,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.56% of the company’s stock.

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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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