Rothschild Investment Corp IL bought a new stake in Brink’s (NYSE:BCO) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 8,279 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $751,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Millennium Management LLC grew its position in Brink’s by 109.3% during the third quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 75,473 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $6,260,000 after buying an additional 883,373 shares in the last quarter. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Brink’s during the third quarter valued at approximately $19,844,000. AQR Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Brink’s by 194.2% in the second quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 292,609 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $23,751,000 after purchasing an additional 193,148 shares in the last quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Brink’s by 480.5% in the second quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 193,297 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $15,692,000 after purchasing an additional 160,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Natixis bought a new position in Brink’s in the second quarter worth $10,165,000.

Shares of Brink’s stock opened at $90.58 on Friday. Brink’s has a 12-month low of $69.85 and a 12-month high of $97.12. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.52 billion, a P/E ratio of 69.15 and a beta of 1.54. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $92.29 and a 200 day simple moving average of $86.85. The company has a quick ratio of 1.40, a current ratio of 1.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.97.

Brink’s (NYSE:BCO) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 23rd. The business services provider reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.04 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $925.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $931.08 million. Brink’s had a net margin of 1.83% and a return on equity of 102.81%. Brink’s’s quarterly revenue was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.95 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Brink’s will post 3.91 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 7th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 6th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.66%. Brink’s’s payout ratio is 17.34%.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on BCO shares. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $115.00 price target on shares of Brink’s in a research note on Friday, January 17th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on Brink’s in a report on Wednesday, November 27th. They set a “buy” rating and a $108.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine cut Brink’s from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 3rd. Buckingham Research raised their target price on Brink’s from $105.00 to $116.00 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 8th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brink’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 6th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Brink’s has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $111.00.

Brink’s Company Profile

The Brink's Company provides secure transportation, cash management, and other security-related services in North America, South America, and internationally. The company offers cash-in-transit services, including armored vehicle transportation of valuables; automated teller machine (ATM) services, such as cash replenishment, replenishment forecasting, cash optimization, ATM remote monitoring, service call dispatching, transaction processing, installation, and first and second line maintenance; and network infrastructure services.

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