Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 11/3/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 10/31/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its price target lowered by analysts at Imperial Capital from $70.00 to $60.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 10/31/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was given a new $65.00 price target on by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. They wrote, “We are lowering our estimate to account for these issues and reducing our PT from $70.00 to $65.00, but maintaining a Buy rating.””
  • 10/30/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Forward View from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 10/27/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its price target lowered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $68.00 to $61.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They now have a $62.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its price target lowered by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $68.00 to $62.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 10/23/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was given a new $70.00 price target on by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/18/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Brunswick Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of leading consumer brands in four segments: Marine Engines, Boats, Fitness and Bowling & Billiards. The company also owns and operates: Brunswick bowling centers across the United States and internationally; Land ‘N’ Sea, a distributor of marine parts and accessories; and Omni Fitness, a chain of specialty fitness equipment retail stores. “
  • 10/13/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $68.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/3/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada.
  • 10/2/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 9/29/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Brunswick Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of leading consumer brands in four segments: Marine Engines, Boats, Fitness and Bowling & Billiards. The company also owns and operates: Brunswick bowling centers across the United States and internationally; Land ‘N’ Sea, a distributor of marine parts and accessories; and Omni Fitness, a chain of specialty fitness equipment retail stores. “
  • 9/20/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 9/8/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $68.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/7/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $68.00 price target on the stock.

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by ($0.09). Brunswick Corporation had a net margin of 5.93% and a return on equity of 22.71%. The business had revenue of $1.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.16 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.91 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be paid a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 20th. This is an increase from Brunswick Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. Brunswick Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 21.29%.

Brunswick Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreation products. The Company operates through three segments: Marine Engine, Boat and Fitness. The Company’s product includes marine engines, boats, fitness equipment and active recreation products. The Company’s engine-related products include outboard, sterndrive and inboard engines; trolling motors; propellers; engine control systems; and marine parts and accessories.

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