Brink's stock: buy or sell?
September 20th, 2019
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.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
Brink's stock analysis
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.
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%).
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 $105.00Predicting 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:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-9-4||Buckingham Research||Lowers Target||$115.00||$105.00||-8.7%|
|2019-7-25||Imperial Capital||Raises Target||$100.00||$105.00||5%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared 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.
|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 M||10.81%||$17 M0.5%||-51.59%|
|2018||$3,489 M||4.24%||$-33.30 M-1.0%||-299.40%|
Quarterly financial resultsBrink'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.
|2017-Q2||$806 M||-||$14.30 M1.8%||-|
|2017-Q3||$850 M||5.41%||$19.90 M2.3%||39.16%|
|2017-Q4||$903 M||6.32%||$-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 M||0.32%||$17.40 M2.0%||-116.13%|
|2018-Q4||$908 M||6.49%||$34.90 M3.8%||100.57%|
|2019-Q1||$905 M||-0.30%||$13.70 M1.5%||-60.74%|
Brink's ownershipWhen 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:
|Market cap||$4.2 B||$1.0 B||$34.9 B|
|Total shares||50.0 M||76.8 M||795.7 M|
|Float shares||48.6 M||75.8 M||792.7 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||105.1%||99.2%||92.3%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||1.1%||2.4%||0.2%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, September 20th, 2019|
|Day range||$83.12 - $84.75|
|Average true range||$2.05|
|50d mov avg||$83.24|
|100d mov avg||$81.75|
|200d mov avg||$77.49|
Brink's performanceStocks 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:
|JCIJohnson Controls ...||10.21%||23.09%||22.17%|