Marcus Corp (NYSE:MCS) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.67.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on MCS shares. TheStreet cut Marcus from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 20th. Benchmark upgraded Marcus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 15th. B. Riley lowered their price objective on Marcus from $16.00 to $15.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Marcus from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut Marcus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 17th.

MCS opened at $10.89 on Wednesday. Marcus has a twelve month low of $6.95 and a twelve month high of $37.64. The firm has a market cap of $393.35 million, a P/E ratio of 16.75 and a beta of 1.31. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $12.71 and a 200 day moving average price of $25.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a current ratio of 1.25.

Marcus (NYSE:MCS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 5th. The company reported ($0.29) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.40) by $0.11. Marcus had a return on equity of 6.05% and a net margin of 2.57%. The company had revenue of $159.46 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $138.69 million. As a group, analysts anticipate that Marcus will post -2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP Thomas F. Kissinger bought 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $25.78 per share, with a total value of $38,670.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the vice president now owns 88,833 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,290,114.74. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 28.82% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. FDx Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Marcus during the first quarter worth about $287,000. Aigen Investment Management LP bought a new position in shares of Marcus during the fourth quarter worth about $72,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC bought a new position in shares of Marcus during the first quarter worth about $56,000. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new position in shares of Marcus during the fourth quarter worth about $192,000. Finally, Pacer Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Marcus during the fourth quarter worth about $293,000. 67.57% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Marcus

The Marcus Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates movie theatres, and hotels and resorts in the United States. As of March 12, 2019, it owned or operated 1,098 screens at 90 locations in 17 states; and owned and managed 21 hotels, resorts, and other properties in nine states. The company also operates a family entertainment center under the Funset Boulevard name in Appleton, Wisconsin, as well as owns and operates a retail outlet under the name of Ronnie's Plaza.

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