Equities analysts predict that Marcus Corporation (The) (NYSE:MCS) will post sales of $167.54 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Marcus’ earnings. The highest sales estimate is $173.28 million and the lowest is $161.80 million. Marcus posted sales of $138.75 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 20.7%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Marcus will report full year sales of $167.54 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $626.40 million to $640.67 million. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will post sales of $663.98 million per share, with estimates ranging from $656.60 million to $671.35 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Marcus.

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

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

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio purchased a new position in shares of Marcus in the 3rd quarter valued at about $1,831,000. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC purchased a new position in shares of Marcus in the 3rd quarter valued at about $100,000. Dana Investment Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Marcus by 7.8% in the 3rd quarter. Dana Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 78,761 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,182,000 after acquiring an additional 5,720 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of Marcus by 191.7% in the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 22,154 shares of the company’s stock valued at $614,000 after acquiring an additional 14,559 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Western Standard LLC increased its holdings in shares of Marcus by 174.0% in the 3rd quarter. Western Standard LLC now owns 108,031 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,992,000 after acquiring an additional 68,605 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 60.18% of the company’s stock.

Marcus (NYSE:MCS) traded down $0.25 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $27.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 46,753 shares, compared to its average volume of 63,971. 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 firm has a market cap of $780.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.18, a P/E/G ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 0.72. Marcus has a 52 week low of $23.85 and a 52 week high of $34.90.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 27th will be issued a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 24th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.80%. Marcus’s payout ratio is currently 35.97%.

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About Marcus

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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