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Morning Trending Tickers: Aramark, (ARMK)

Friday February 24th 2017: Aramark, ARMK is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Specialty Eateries in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Aramark, ARMKĀ  has a market cap of 10.11 B. Since its IPO date on the 12/12/2013, Aramark, ARMK performance year to date is 12.99%. Today Aramark, ARMK has gained -0.84%, with a current price of 40.02.

Ownership of the company is 0.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 95.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 28.90%. Return of assets are at 3.10%, with return on investment at 8.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Aramark, ARMK is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.33. While Total debt/equity is 2.36. With a profit margin of 2.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 10.90%, and operating margin of 5.50%. Aramark ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Aramark, ARMK has seen a EPS growth of 20.90%. A performance for the year of 15.64%. The 52-week high is -4.07%, and the 52-week low is 22.27%. The average volume for Aramark, ARMK is 419587.

With a target price of 41.82, can Aramark, ARMK reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Aramark, ARMK. Aramark has a P/E of 31.34 and a forward P/E of 18.38. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.46. Aramark also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.7 and 4.42 respectively. For P/cash, Aramark has a value of 69.5, while it is 23.06 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 40.02, Aramark has a dividend yield of 1.02%. We see a return on equity of 14.80%.

Looking more long-term Aramark, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.73%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.04% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 20.90% for this year and for the last five years a 20.50% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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