Media coverage about Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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 media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5612977114636 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) opened at $40.95 on Friday. Aramark has a one year low of $35.21 and a one year high of $46.09. The company has a market capitalization of $10,066.78, a P/E ratio of 22.75, a P/E/G ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 0.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.56, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a current ratio of 1.40.

Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $3.97 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.88 billion. Aramark had a return on equity of 18.68% and a net margin of 3.65%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.55 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Aramark will post 1.97 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th will be paid a $0.105 dividend. This represents a $0.42 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 13th. Aramark’s payout ratio is 19.53%.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Aramark from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Aramark in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Aramark in a research note on Wednesday. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on Aramark in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. They set a “buy” rating and a $50.00 price target for the company. Finally, Barclays reissued a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price target on shares of Aramark in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Aramark has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $47.00.

In related news, Director Sanjeev K. Mehra acquired 19,640 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $40.75 per share, with a total value of $800,330.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 2.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Aramark Company Profile

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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