Brink’s Company (The) (NYSE:BCO) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report released on Tuesday. The firm presently has a $97.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price would indicate a potential upside of 15.41% from the stock’s previous close.

According to Zacks, “The Brink’s Company is a global leader in business and security services. Their three main businesses are Brink’s, Incorporated, the world’s premier provider of secure transportation and cash management services; Brink’s Home Security, one of the largest and most successful residential alarm companies in North America; and BAX Global, an industry leader in global supply chain management. “

Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Brink’s Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Imperial Capital upped their target price on shares of Brink’s Company (The) from $65.00 to $72.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $91.50.

Shares of Brink’s Company (NYSE:BCO) traded up 0.12% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $84.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 205,487 shares. Brink’s Company has a 12 month low of $36.24 and a 12 month high of $84.80. The company’s 50-day moving average is $80.27 and its 200-day moving average is $68.83. The company has a market capitalization of $4.24 billion, a P/E ratio of 50.03 and a beta of 1.70.

Brink’s Company (The) (NYSE:BCO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The business services provider reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.18. Brink’s Company (The) had a net margin of 2.73% and a return on equity of 34.49%. The firm had revenue of $806.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $730.87 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.38 EPS. Brink’s Company (The)’s revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Brink’s Company will post $3.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other Brink’s Company (The) news, Director Peter A. Feld sold 86,151 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.18, for a total transaction of $6,735,285.18. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Peter A. Feld sold 50,908 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.05, for a total transaction of $3,973,369.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 501,415 shares of company stock valued at $38,681,954 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 10.40% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of BCO. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its holdings in shares of Brink’s Company (The) by 285.0% in the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,540 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 1,140 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Brink’s Company (The) in the 2nd quarter valued at $114,000. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC acquired a new position in shares of Brink’s Company (The) in the 1st quarter valued at $153,000. Seven Eight Capital LP acquired a new position in shares of Brink’s Company (The) in the 2nd quarter valued at $154,000. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its holdings in shares of Brink’s Company (The) by 93.6% in the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,313 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $155,000 after buying an additional 1,118 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 89.85% of the company’s stock.

About Brink’s Company (The)

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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