Brink's stock: buy or sell?

BCO stock price: $83.15 -1.62% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019

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Brink's closed today at $83.15 and depreciated a fateful -1.62%.

The Brink's Company provides secure transportation, cash management services, and other security-related services worldwide.

Should I buy Brink's stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Following a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Brink's stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Brink's stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we collected 2 ratings published for BCO stock in the last month.

Is BCO a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-9-4Buckingham Researchn/aNeutral
2019-7-25Imperial Capitaln/aOutperform

Brink's stock analysis

Daily outlook

Brink's shares depreciated -1.62% to $83.15 today.

Brink's shares depreciated -1.62% to $83.15 today. In the last 11 days when BCO stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $6.41 (8.35%). On July, BCO hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $93.15 recorded on July. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

BCO stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting a super good 8.82% in a week last week, Brink's closed this week at $83.15 and declined a lame -1.20%. By mid August BCO plummed a dreadful -11.58% in just one week.

Not so far away is the last all-time high Brink's marked late July. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up last week, BCO climbed $6.41 (8.35%). Since early April when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, BCO price gained $4.01 per share (5.07%).

BCO stock chart (weekly)

Brink's stock price history

Brink's stock went public on January 3rd, 1996 with a price of $10.291. Since then, BCO stock surged a 708.10%, with an average of 30.80% per year. If you had invested right after BCO's IPO a $1,000 in Brink's stock in 1996, it would worth $7,081.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Brink's stock historical price chart

BCO stock reached all-time highs on July with a price of $93.66.

Brink's stock price target is $105.00

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' BCO stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we found 2 price targets for Brink's stock:
BCO stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-9-4Buckingham ResearchLowers Target$115.00$105.00-8.7%
2019-7-25Imperial CapitalRaises Target$100.00$105.005%
(in average)$107.50$105.00-2.0%
Moving in a range from $105.00 and $105.00, the price forecast for Brink's stock is $105.00.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Brink's reported its latest financial data, posting a slightly fine climb for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Analyst expected $1.00 per share, but Brink's posted $1.05.
BCO earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.28n/a
2017-Q32017-10-250.760.839.2%
2017-Q42018-02-070.960.95-1.0%
2018-Q12018-04-250.60.658.3%
2018-Q22018-07-250.710.744.2%
2018-Q32018-10-240.80.9113.8%
2018-Q42019-02-0611.055.0%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a good increase of 4.24% to $3,488.90 M USD. Improving that, its income margin (compared to sales) declined to -0.95%, that is $-33.30 million.

BCO annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$3,940 M-$72 M1.8%-
2014$3,562 M-9.59%$-83.90 M-2.4%-216.69%
2015$3,061 M-14.06%$-11.90 M-0.4%-85.82%
2016$3,021 M-1.33%$35 M1.1%-389.92%
2017$3,347 M10.81%$17 M0.5%-51.59%
2018$3,489 M4.24%$-33.30 M-1.0%-299.40%

Quarterly financial results

Brink's posted $907.70 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 6.49% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $34.90 million with a profit margin of 3.84%. Profit margin gained a 1.80% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 2.04%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Brink's sales marked a tight movement and remained stable a 0.50%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Brink's posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
BCO quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$806 M-$14.30 M1.8%-
2017-Q3$850 M5.41%$19.90 M2.3%39.16%
2017-Q4$903 M6.32%$-52.10 M-5.8%-361.81%
2018-Q1$879 M-2.67%$22.30 M2.5%-142.80%
2018-Q2$850 M-3.34%$-107.90 M-12.7%-583.86%
2018-Q3$852 M0.32%$17.40 M2.0%-116.13%
2018-Q4$908 M6.49%$34.90 M3.8%100.57%
2019-Q1$905 M-0.30%$13.70 M1.5%-60.74%

Brink's ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Brink's shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 1.10% of all shares.

Bearish positions for BCO stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

BCODBDJCI
Market cap$4.2 B$1.0 B$34.9 B
Total shares50.0 M76.8 M795.7 M
Float shares48.6 M75.8 M792.7 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)105.1%99.2%92.3%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.1%2.4%0.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%

Brink's summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Open$84.68
Close$83.15
Day range$83.12 - $84.75
Previous close$84.52
Session gain-1.62%
Average true range$2.05
50d mov avg$83.24
100d mov avg$81.75
200d mov avg$77.49
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Brink's performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared Brink's against Diebold Nixdorf and Johnson Controls International in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
BCOBrink's2.78%10.00%16.64%
DBDDiebold Nixdorf49.49%22.79%164.00%
JCIJohnson Controls ...10.21%23.09%22.17%

Brink's competitors

Creating a list of competitors for Brink's it's tough. We selected 2 public companies that are related to and can be considered as competitors of Brink's: