Press coverage about MARKS & SPENCER/S (OTCMKTS:MAKSY) has been trending very negative on Saturday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. MARKS & SPENCER/S earned a media sentiment score of -3.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media headlines about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised MARKS & SPENCER/S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 8th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. MARKS & SPENCER/S currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.25.

Shares of MAKSY opened at $4.72 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $4.66 and its two-hundred day moving average is $5.33. MARKS & SPENCER/S has a twelve month low of $3.93 and a twelve month high of $8.22. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.80 billion, a PE ratio of 7.15 and a beta of 1.09.

MARKS & SPENCER/S Company Profile

Marks and Spencer Group plc operates various retail stores. It offers food products; and womenswear, menswear, kids wear, lingerie, and beauty and home products through its stores and online. The company operates 1463 stores, including 253 owned and 383 franchise Simply Food stores; and 343 full-line and outlet stores in the United Kingdom.

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