Aramark (ARMK) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News headlines about Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aramark earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.3172960215458 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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Shares of Aramark stock opened at $38.25 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.77. Aramark has a 52-week low of $36.28 and a 52-week high of $46.09. The company has a market capitalization of $9.44 billion, a PE ratio of 21.61, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.65.

Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.02. Aramark had a net margin of 3.29% and a return on equity of 17.96%. The firm had revenue of $3.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.91 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.45 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Aramark will post 2.02 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, May 31st. Investors of record on Thursday, May 17th were issued a $0.105 dividend. This represents a $0.42 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 16th. Aramark’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 23.73%.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on ARMK shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aramark from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 16th. TheStreet cut shares of Aramark from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 8th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Aramark from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $47.33.

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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