Media headlines about Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aramark earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.254055703846 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- After issues with Aramark, Broome County continues search for food service provider (wbng.com)
- Analysts Anticipate Aramark (ARMK) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $3.90 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
- Trader’s Most Active Focused Stock: Aramark (ARMK) (thestocksnews.com)
- EDITORIAL: It’s on CPS to fix the mess at filthy schools fast (chicago.suntimes.com)
- Asked about CPS cheating to pass cleaning audits, Rahm vows ‘a solution to this’ (chicago.suntimes.com)
ARMK opened at $38.14 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.56, a current ratio of 1.40 and a quick ratio of 1.09. The company has a market cap of $9,420.26, a PE ratio of 21.55, a P/E/G ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 0.64. Aramark has a twelve month low of $36.06 and a twelve month high of $46.09.
Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $3.97 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.88 billion. Aramark had a net margin of 3.65% and a return on equity of 18.68%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.55 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Aramark will post 1.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of brokerages have issued reports on ARMK. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price on shares of Aramark in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $50.00 target price on shares of Aramark in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on shares of Aramark in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. They set a “buy” rating and a $50.00 price objective on the stock. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of Aramark from $41.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Barclays boosted their price objective on shares of Aramark from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 30th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $47.43.
Aramark Company Profile
Aramark provides food, facilities, and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, sports, leisure, and corrections clients in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Food and Support Services North America, Food and Support Services International, Uniform and Career Apparel.
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