What Can Aramark (ARMK) Tell Us About Its Growth?

MCKEE LYNN, EVP, Human Resources, subtracted 43,915 shares of Aramark (ARMK) from its portfolio at the rate of $29.58 per share valuing $1,298,883 on Mar 08. The insider left behind 188,140 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Aramark (ARMK) was $34.52. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $35.01, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $35.50. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $34.21 and a 2nd Support Level at $33.90. Aramark (ARMK) stock has lost -$0.66, or -1.88%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $3.32, or 10.64%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $4.50, or 14.99%. This year-to-date, Aramark (ARMK) shares have gained $5.55, or 19.16%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Aramark (ARMK) stock, 40% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 50% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 246,430 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $8,607,800K. Aramark (ARMK) generates $15,790 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $567,890 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -13.09%, a 3-Year Total Return of 4.10%, and a 5-year Total Return of 35.59%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 0.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.110 per share on 05/15/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.25%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.44.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Aramark (ARMK) reported earnings of $0.45 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.49 per share, representing a -0.04 difference and 7.92% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $0.63 represented a 0.02 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.61 per share, which was a 3.08% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.39 per share. This estimate came from a total of 10 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.43 and the low estimate was $0.33. In the year-ago quarter, Aramark (ARMK) generated per-share earnings of $0.39.

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 16 purchases (3,937 shares in total) and 1 sale (1,708 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 45 insider buys amounting to 160,315 shares and 3 insider sales amounting to 101,708 shares. In the past full year, 99 insider purchases were made (involving 766,394 shares) and 33 insider sell-offs equivalent to 309,795 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Aramark (ARMK) has a Current Ratio of 1.17, a Quick Ratio of 0.87 and a Cash Ratio of 0.09. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 239.11, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 70.51, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 52.80. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 238.09 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 70.21.