Analyst Research and Ratings: The Brink’s Company (BCO), Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG)

The Brink’s Company (NYSE:BCO) tinted gains of +1.14% (+0.87 points) to US$77.45. The volume of 0.35 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 397.93 Million shares. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is -0.7. Over the same time span, the stock marked US$85 as its best level and the lowest price reached was US$59.08. The corporation has a market cap of US$3.88 Billion.

The Brink’s Company (NYSE:BCO)’s earnings per share has been growing at a -20.3 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as -1.6 percent. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at -14.1 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was 12.3 percent. The company’s institutional ownership is monitored at 0 percent. The company’s net profit margin has achieved the current level of -1 percent and possesses 22.5 percent gross margin.

Daily Analyst Recommendations

A number of key analysts, polled by FactSet, shared their views about the current stock momentum. The forecast of 3 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 0 think it is Hold. Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 1.5. 3 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data.

Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) is worth US$14.41 Billion and has recently risen 1.13% to US$51.69. The latest exchange of 2.56 Million shares is above its average trading activity of 1.84 Million shares. The day began at US$51.03 but the price moved to US$50.55 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$51.9. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$63.14 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$51.17.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 9.66, a price to book ratio of 1.28, and a price to sales ratio of 1.01. For the past 5 years, the company’s revenue has grown 8.7%, while the company’s earnings per share has grown 12.7%. With an institutional ownership near 73.9%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 5.35.

Inside Look At Analysts Reviews

Latest analyst recommendations could offer little help to investors. The stock is a Buy among 1 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. At present, 10 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 1 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 2 think it is Overweight. Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 2.86.