Teacher Retirement System of Texas lowered its position in shares of Aramark Holdings Corp. (NYSE:ARMK) by 2.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 257,902 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,532 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas owned 0.11% of Aramark Holdings Corp. worth $9,808,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in ARMK. Prudential Financial Inc. acquired a new position in Aramark Holdings Corp. during the first quarter worth approximately $443,000. Legal & General Group Plc increased its position in Aramark Holdings Corp. by 21.0% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 160,353 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,309,000 after buying an additional 27,837 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Aramark Holdings Corp. by 36.2% in the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 32,727 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,084,000 after buying an additional 8,696 shares during the period. Barclays PLC increased its position in Aramark Holdings Corp. by 8.2% in the first quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 18,670 shares of the company’s stock worth $616,000 after buying an additional 1,412 shares during the period. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada increased its position in Aramark Holdings Corp. by 6.2% in the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 541,828 shares of the company’s stock worth $17,945,000 after buying an additional 31,804 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 95.59% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Aramark Holdings Corp. (NYSE:ARMK)

Aramark Holdings Corp. (NYSE:ARMK) traded down 1.669% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $34.475. 1,203,958 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Aramark Holdings Corp. has a 52 week low of $29.18 and a 52 week high of $38.30. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $36.24 and its 200-day moving average is $35.67. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.41 billion, a PE ratio of 29.720 and a beta of 0.58.

Aramark Holdings Corp. (NYSE:ARMK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 15th. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.49. The firm earned $3.54 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.67 billion. Aramark Holdings Corp. had a return on equity of 18.96% and a net margin of 2.00%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.44 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Aramark Holdings Corp. will post $1.90 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 8th. Investors of record on Monday, November 28th will be paid a $0.103 dividend. This is an increase from Aramark Holdings Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. This represents a $0.41 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.18%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 23rd. Aramark Holdings Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 35.35%.

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A number of research analysts have commented on ARMK shares. Nomura raised their target price on shares of Aramark Holdings Corp. from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Bank of America Corp. raised their target price on shares of Aramark Holdings Corp. from $38.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aramark Holdings Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 4th. RBC Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 target price (down previously from $42.00) on shares of Aramark Holdings Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, November 16th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $41.00 target price on shares of Aramark Holdings Corp. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $40.92.

In other Aramark Holdings Corp. news, Director Stephen I. Sadove acquired 7,500 shares of Aramark Holdings Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 17th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $33.53 per share, with a total value of $251,475.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 22,489 shares in the company, valued at $754,056.17. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Eric J. Foss acquired 87,566 shares of Aramark Holdings Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $34.50 per share, with a total value of $3,021,027.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chairman now owns 1,514,253 shares in the company, valued at approximately $52,241,728.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 2.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Aramark Holdings Corp.

Aramark provides food, facilities and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, and sports, leisure and corrections clients. The Company operates through three segments: Food and Support Services North America (FSS North America), Food and Support Services International (FSS International) and Uniform and Career Apparel (Uniform).

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