Brink’s Company (The) (NYSE:BCO) Director George I. Stoeckert acquired 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $80.40 per share, for a total transaction of $80,400.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 12,014 shares in the company, valued at approximately $965,925.60. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Brink’s Company (NYSE BCO) remained flat at $$80.45 on Tuesday. The company had a trading volume of 190,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 422,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.21. Brink’s Company has a one year low of $40.85 and a one year high of $87.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,061.39, a P/E ratio of 27.65 and a beta of 1.71.

Brink’s (NYSE:BCO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The business services provider reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $849.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $841.57 million. Brink’s had a return on equity of 35.15% and a net margin of 2.51%. Brink’s’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.64 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Brink’s Company will post 3.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th were given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.75%. Brink’s’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.97%.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine lowered Brink’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Sidoti assumed coverage on Brink’s in a research report on Friday, October 20th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 price target on shares of Brink’s in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brink’s from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $97.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $93.67.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of Brink’s by 5.2% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,728,372 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $383,801,000 after buying an additional 280,668 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Brink’s by 7.3% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,306,384 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $355,528,000 after buying an additional 360,947 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in shares of Brink’s by 13.7% in the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,384,776 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $92,781,000 after buying an additional 167,358 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. grew its position in shares of Brink’s by 4.5% in the 3rd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 1,178,614 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $99,298,000 after buying an additional 51,181 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp grew its position in shares of Brink’s by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,144,733 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $76,699,000 after buying an additional 10,783 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.56% of the company’s stock.

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Brink’s Company Profile

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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