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The Marcus Corporation is an entertainment business based in the US. The Marcus Corporation shares (MCS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Marcus Corporation employs 3,465 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$384.8 million.

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  3. Search for The Marcus Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MCS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The Marcus Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$13.48, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Marcus Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Marcus Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

The Marcus Corporation share price

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The Marcus Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-30.
Latest market closeUSD$13.48
52-week rangeUSD$6.84 - USD$33.7308
50-day moving average USD$11.8741
200-day moving average USD$11.9289
Wall St. target priceUSD$18.33
PE ratio 20.4769
Dividend yield USD$0.68 (5.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.665

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Is it a good time to buy The Marcus Corporation stock?

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The Marcus Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.48 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-11) -3.16%
1 month (2020-12-21) 9.68%
3 months (2020-10-19) 79.73%
6 months (2020-07-17) -13.42%
1 year (2020-01-17) -57.25%
2 years (2019-01-18) -68.82%
3 years (2018-01-19) 27.45
5 years (2016-01-19) 17.95

Is The Marcus Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Marcus Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Marcus Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Marcus Corporation's P/E ratio

The Marcus Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, The Marcus Corporation shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

The Marcus Corporation's PEG ratio

The Marcus Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 21.4. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Marcus Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Marcus Corporation's EBITDA

The Marcus Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$44.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Marcus Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Marcus Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$384.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$329.5 million
Return on assets TTM -4.57%
Return on equity TTM -13.43%
Profit margin -20.28%
Book value $17.35
Market capitalisation USD$417.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Marcus Corporation shares

There are currently 5.8 million The Marcus Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as The Marcus Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 8.7% up from 5.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Marcus Corporation shares can be evaluated.

The Marcus Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Marcus Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Marcus Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Marcus Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.0 million). The Marcus Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.59. In other words for every 100,000 The Marcus Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5590 shares are currently held short.

However The Marcus Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Marcus Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Marcus Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Marcus Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.19% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Marcus Corporation shares in existence, roughly 190 shares are currently held short) or 0.3093% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Marcus Corporation shares, roughly 309 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Marcus Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short The Marcus Corporation stock.

The Marcus Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting The Marcus Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have The Marcus Corporation's shares ever split?

The Marcus Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 8 December 1997. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Marcus Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Marcus Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted The Marcus Corporation's share price.

The Marcus Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Marcus Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.84 up to $33.7308. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MCS.US volatility(beta: 1.91)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Marcus Corporation's is 1.9123. This would suggest that The Marcus Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The Marcus Corporation overview

The Marcus Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates movie theatres, and hotels and resorts in the United States. As of March 17, 2020, it owned or operated 1,110 screens at 91 locations in 17 states under the Marcus Theatres, Movie Tavern by Marcus, and BistroPlex brands; and owned and managed 20 hotels, resorts, and other properties in eight states. The company also operates a family entertainment center under the Funset Boulevard name in Appleton, Wisconsin, as well as owns and operates a retail outlet under the name of Ronnie's Plaza. In addition, it provides hospitality management services, including check-in, housekeeping, and maintenance for a vacation ownership development. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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