Shares of Marcus Corp (NYSE:MCS) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $35.67.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Marcus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Benchmark reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price objective (down previously from $37.00) on shares of Marcus in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. B. Riley set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Marcus and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Marcus from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its holdings 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 purchasing 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 about $100,000. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings 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 purchasing an additional 1,916 shares in the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its holdings in shares of Marcus by 60.2% in the 3rd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 7,160 shares of the company’s stock valued at $198,000 after purchasing an additional 2,690 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp bought a new stake in shares of Marcus in the 2nd quarter valued at about $211,000. Institutional investors own 60.15% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Marcus (MCS) opened at $27.30 on Tuesday. Marcus has a twelve month low of $23.85 and a twelve month high of $34.90. The firm has a market cap of $759.98, a PE ratio of 19.64, a P/E/G ratio of 1.14 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a current ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81.

Marcus (NYSE:MCS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.02. Marcus had a net margin of 6.51% and a return on equity of 9.73%. The company had revenue of $153.82 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $153.91 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.51 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Marcus will post 1.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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