Equities research analysts expect Marcus Corp (NYSE:MCS) to report sales of $167.54 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for Marcus’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $173.28 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $161.80 million. Marcus reported sales of $138.75 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 20.7%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd.

On average, analysts expect that Marcus will report full-year sales of $167.54 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $626.40 million to $640.67 million. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report sales of $663.98 million per share, with estimates ranging from $656.60 million to $671.35 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Marcus.

Marcus (NYSE:MCS) last released its earnings results 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 for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $153.91 million. Marcus had a return on equity of 9.73% and a net margin of 6.51%. Marcus’s quarterly revenue was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.51 earnings per share.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Benchmark reiterated 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 Marcus from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Marcus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, B. Riley set a $36.00 price target on Marcus and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.75.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Marcus by 38.8% during the fourth quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. now owns 130,773 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,577,000 after acquiring an additional 36,558 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio bought a new stake in shares of Marcus during the third quarter worth approximately $1,831,000. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Marcus during the third quarter worth approximately $100,000. Dana Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Marcus by 7.8% during the third quarter. Dana Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 78,761 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,182,000 after acquiring an additional 5,720 shares during the period. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Marcus by 191.7% during the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 22,154 shares of the company’s stock worth $614,000 after acquiring an additional 14,559 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 60.15% of the company’s stock.

Marcus (MCS) remained flat at $$27.30 during trading on Friday. The stock had a trading volume of 41,324 shares, compared to its average volume of 75,478. Marcus has a 1-year low of $23.85 and a 1-year 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 firm has a market cap of $760.00, a P/E ratio of 19.64, a PEG ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 0.74.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 27th were issued a dividend of $0.125 per share. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 24th. Marcus’s dividend payout ratio is presently 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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