Arcos Dorados (ARCO) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media coverage about Arcos Dorados (NYSE:ARCO) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Arcos Dorados earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 48.4826821391962 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

ARCO has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Arcos Dorados from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. ValuEngine raised Arcos Dorados from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Arcos Dorados presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $10.87.

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NYSE ARCO traded up $0.25 during trading on Thursday, hitting $9.05. 445,546 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 502,926. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,846.88, a PE ratio of 14.84, a P/E/G ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 1.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 0.94. Arcos Dorados has a 12-month low of $7.40 and a 12-month high of $10.80.

Arcos Dorados (NYSE:ARCO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 21st. The restaurant operator reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $896.88 million during the quarter. Arcos Dorados had a return on equity of 29.32% and a net margin of 3.89%. analysts anticipate that Arcos Dorados will post 0.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 5th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 2nd will be given a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.21%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 1st. Arcos Dorados’s payout ratio is 16.39%.

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About Arcos Dorados

Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc is a McDonald’s franchisee. The Company operates or franchises over 2,140 McDonald’s-branded restaurants. It divides its operations into four geographical divisions: Brazil; the Caribbean division, consisting of Aruba, Colombia, Curacao, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States Virgin Islands of Saint Croix and Saint Thomas, and Venezuela; the North Latin America division (NOLAD), consisting of Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama, and the South Latin America division (SLAD), consisting of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.

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