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Why Marcus (MCS) Could Be Positioned for a Surge
November 11, 2016

MCS

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The Marcus Corporation (MCS - Free Report) is a lodging and entertainment services provider that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on MCS’ earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that Marcus could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for MCS

In the past 30 days, 2 estimates have gone higher for Marcus while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 20 cents a share 30 days ago, to 29 today, a move of 45.0%.

Current Year Estimates for MCS

Meanwhile, Marcus’ current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 2 estimates moving higher in the past month, while none have gone lower in the same time period. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing/narrowing from $1.15 per share 30 days ago to $1.33 per share today, an increase of 15.6%.

MARCUS CORP Price and Consensus

MARCUS CORP Price and Consensus | MARCUS CORP Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 7.1% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

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