Brink's (NYSE:BCO) CEO Douglas A. Pertz acquired 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $72.91 per share, for a total transaction of $729,100.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Brink's (NYSE:BCO) opened at $75.95 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.66, a current ratio of 1.89 and a quick ratio of 1.21. Brink's has a 12-month low of $47.30 and a 12-month high of $88.10. The company has a market capitalization of $3,834.18, a P/E ratio of 25.40, a PEG ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 1.71.

Brink's (NYSE:BCO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The business services provider reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.96 by ($0.01). Brink's had a return on equity of 36.76% and a net margin of 0.50%. The company had revenue of $903.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $851.35 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.87 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Brink's will post 3.76 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 8th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 7th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.79%. Brink's’s dividend payout ratio is currently 193.55%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of BCO. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its position in shares of Brink's by 285.0% in the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,540 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $103,000 after purchasing an additional 1,140 shares in the last quarter. Cypress Capital Management LLC WY bought a new stake in shares of Brink's in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $122,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Brink's in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $128,000. Virtus Fund Advisers LLC purchased a new position in Brink's in the 4th quarter worth approximately $146,000. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its holdings in Brink's by 493.8% in the 2nd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 2,678 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $180,000 after acquiring an additional 2,227 shares during the last quarter. 89.35% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research firms have weighed in on BCO. Zacks Investment Research raised Brink's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday. Gabelli raised Brink's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. Imperial Capital reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $100.00 price objective (up from $86.00) on shares of Brink's in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Sidoti raised Brink's from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Brink's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Brink's presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $93.50.

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About Brink's

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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