Marcus Corporation (The) (NYSE:MCS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Benchmark Co. in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. They presently have a $34.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $37.00. Benchmark Co.’s price target indicates a potential upside of 19.09% from the stock’s previous close.

MCS has been the subject of a number of other reports. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 price target on shares of Marcus Corporation (The) in a report on Saturday, July 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Marcus Corporation (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Barrington Research dropped their price objective on Marcus Corporation (The) from $39.00 to $37.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 28th. TheStreet cut Marcus Corporation (The) from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Marcus Corporation (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $36.50.

Shares of Marcus Corporation (MCS) opened at 28.55 on Wednesday. Marcus Corporation has a 1-year low of $23.85 and a 1-year high of $34.90. The company has a market capitalization of $794.23 million, a P/E ratio of 18.91 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $25.83 and a 200 day moving average price of $29.68.

Marcus Corporation (The) (NYSE:MCS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $152.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $158.43 million. Marcus Corporation (The) had a return on equity of 10.78% and a net margin of 7.18%. Marcus Corporation (The)’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.34 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Marcus Corporation will post $1.55 EPS for the current year.

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A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Eqis Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in Marcus Corporation (The) in the third quarter worth $236,000. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. lifted its stake in Marcus Corporation (The) by 45.5% during the second quarter. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. now owns 530,462 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,020,000 after purchasing an additional 165,790 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its stake in Marcus Corporation (The) by 5.5% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 15,728 shares of the company’s stock worth $475,000 after purchasing an additional 815 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its stake in Marcus Corporation (The) by 2.2% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 491,067 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,829,000 after purchasing an additional 10,405 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dana Investment Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Marcus Corporation (The) in the 2nd quarter worth about $2,206,000. Institutional investors own 59.36% of the company’s stock.

Marcus Corporation (The) Company Profile

The Marcus Corporation operates principally in two business segments: Theatres, and Hotels and Resorts. The Theatres segment operates multiscreen motion picture theatres in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and Nebraska, and a family entertainment center in Wisconsin. The Hotels and Resorts segment owns and operates hotels and resorts in Wisconsin, Illinois, Oklahoma and Nebraska, and manages hotels, resorts and other properties in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, Nevada, Georgia, Florida and California.

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