Equities analysts expect Marcus Corporation (The) (NYSE:MCS) to post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.43 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Marcus’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.39 and the highest is $0.47. Marcus posted earnings of $0.31 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 38.7%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, February 22nd.

On average, analysts expect that Marcus will report full-year earnings of $1.53 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.50 to $1.55. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $1.60 per share. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Marcus.

Marcus (NYSE:MCS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $153.82 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $153.91 million. Marcus had a net margin of 6.51% and a return on equity of 9.73%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.51 EPS.

MCS has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Marcus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Marcus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Benchmark restated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target (down previously from $37.00) on shares of Marcus in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Marcus from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, B. Riley set a $36.00 price target on shares of Marcus and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Marcus presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $35.67.

Marcus (NYSE MCS) opened at $28.20 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $808.69, a P/E ratio of 20.90, a P/E/G ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 0.72. Marcus has a fifty-two week low of $23.85 and a fifty-two week high of $34.90. The company has a quick ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 27th will be issued a dividend of $0.125 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 24th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.77%. Marcus’s payout ratio is 35.97%.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in MCS. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Marcus by 266.2% in the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 3,303 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,000 after acquiring an additional 2,401 shares in the last quarter. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Marcus in the 3rd quarter valued at $100,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in shares of Marcus by 80.1% in the 2nd quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 3,764 shares of the company’s stock valued at $113,000 after acquiring an additional 1,674 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Marcus by 85.0% in the 3rd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,169 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,000 after acquiring an additional 1,916 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan increased its stake in shares of Marcus by 4.9% in the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 4,470 shares of the company’s stock valued at $135,000 after acquiring an additional 210 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 60.18% of the company’s stock.

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Marcus 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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