Gabelli Funds LLC Grows Stock Position in The Brink’s Company (NYSE:BCO)

Gabelli Funds LLC lifted its stake in shares of The Brink’s Company (NYSE:BCOFree Report) by 17.6% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 20,000 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,000 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC’s holdings in Brink’s were worth $1,453,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. IFP Advisors Inc lifted its position in Brink’s by 904.0% during the third quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 502 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $36,000 after buying an additional 452 shares during the period. Dark Forest Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Brink’s during the first quarter worth about $36,000. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Brink’s during the third quarter worth about $37,000. Quarry LP lifted its position in Brink’s by 97.8% during the first quarter. Quarry LP now owns 639 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $43,000 after buying an additional 316 shares during the period. Finally, US Bancorp DE lifted its position in Brink’s by 69.1% during the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 646 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $44,000 after buying an additional 264 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.96% of the company’s stock.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Separately, StockNews.com upgraded Brink’s from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th.

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Brink’s Stock Performance

Brink’s stock opened at $82.54 on Friday. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $83.88 and its 200-day moving average is $76.95. The company has a market cap of $3.72 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.89 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.48, a current ratio of 1.52 and a quick ratio of 1.52. The Brink’s Company has a 12 month low of $59.46 and a 12 month high of $90.13.

Brink’s (NYSE:BCOGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The business services provider reported $1.92 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.79 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $1.23 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.23 billion. Brink’s had a return on equity of 49.69% and a net margin of 2.90%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.34 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that The Brink’s Company will post 6.81 earnings per share for the current year.

Brink’s Dividend Announcement

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 1st. Investors of record on Monday, February 5th will be issued a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 2nd. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.07%. Brink’s’s payout ratio is currently 29.73%.

Brink’s announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, November 2nd that authorizes the company to buyback $500.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the business services provider to purchase up to 15.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

Brink’s Profile

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

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