Aramark [ARMK] stock Downgrade by Citigroup analyst, price target now $29

Aramark [NYSE: ARMK] loss -1.37% on the last trading session, reaching $34.59 price per share at the time. The company report on July 13, 2021 that Aramark Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.

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Company Scored 100% on Disability Equality Index® for the Fifth Consecutive Year.

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management, and uniforms, was named one the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion,” for the fifth year in a row, by the 2021 Disability Equality Index (DEI), earning a top-score of 100%.

Aramark represents 254.51 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $8.54 billion with the latest information. ARMK stock price has been found in the range of $34.59 to $35.57.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.71M shares, ARMK reached a trading volume of 3211396 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Aramark [ARMK]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ARMK shares is $41.28 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ARMK stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Citigroup have made an estimate for Aramark shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on October 22, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Goldman raised their target price from $23 to $36. The new note on the price target was released on September 09, 2020, representing the official price target for Aramark stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $35 to $26, while RBC Capital Mkts kept a Sector Perform rating on ARMK stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Aramark is set at 0.96, with the Price to Sales ratio for ARMK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.82. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.35, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.67. Price to Free Cash Flow for ARMK in the course of the last twelve months was 336.07 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

Trading performance analysis for ARMK stock

Aramark [ARMK] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.68. With this latest performance, ARMK shares dropped by -8.10% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -8.73% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 57.08% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ARMK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 35.54, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 31.75, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 38.27 for Aramark [ARMK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 37.10, while it was recorded at 35.27 for the last single week of trading, and 36.18 for the last 200 days.

Aramark [ARMK]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Aramark [ARMK] shares currently have an operating margin of +2.03 and a Gross Margin at +4.92. Aramark’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -3.60.

Return on Total Capital for ARMK is now 2.32, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -4.16. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -15.24, with Return on Assets sitting at -3.13. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Aramark [ARMK] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 354.24. Additionally, ARMK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 77.99, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 61.68. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 347.96, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 76.60.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Aramark [ARMK] managed to generate an average of -$1,862 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.55 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.87.Aramark’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.50.

Aramark [ARMK]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ARMK. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Aramark go to -7.70%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Aramark [ARMK]

There are presently around $8,929 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ARMK stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 22,311,181, which is approximately 2.179% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, holding 21,561,224 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $745.8 million in ARMK stocks shares; and NOMURA HOLDINGS INC, currently with $689.37 million in ARMK stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Aramark stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 179 institutional holders increased their position in Aramark [NYSE:ARMK] by around 27,769,969 shares. Additionally, 157 investors decreased positions by around 22,140,983 shares, while 47 investors held positions by with 208,230,535 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 258,141,487 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ARMK stock had 54 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,988,834 shares, while 52 institutional investors sold positions of 5,508,652 shares during the same period.

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