Cineworld to buy Regal Entertainment Group for $3.6 billion


Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 498,694 shares of the company's stock valued at $10,205,000 after buying an additional 79,693 shares during the last quarter.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of RGC. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Regal Entertainment Group by 9.9% in the third quarter.

Shares in Cineworld dropped more than three per cent in early trading but had recovered later in the morning, trading down 1.1 per cent at 540p. NY now owns 206,425 shares of the company's stock valued at $3,303,000 after acquiring an additional 28,175 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada increased its holdings in Regal Entertainment Group by 17.2% during the 2nd quarter. When we look at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 8.39% whereas Month Volatility is at 6.08%.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 13 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Regal Entertainment Group as 893.19 Million. It reported revenue of $3.2 billion in fiscal year 2016. The Higher end of the revenue forecast is $917.2 Million, while the Lower end of the forecast is $867.3 Million.

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Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The company reported the earnings of $0.07/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.05/share.

Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) now has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of 5.1 Percent. The firm had revenue of $716.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $701.66 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.27 EPS. Regal Entertainment Group had a negative return on equity of 16.36% and a net margin of 4.41%. The stock's quarterly performance represents optimistic momentum of 30.87 percent. The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 15th. Investors of record on Monday, December 4th will be given a $0.22 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 1st.

It is expected that the acquisition will also yield savings of $100m on an annualised pre-tax basis.

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Regal Entertainment rose 7.2% to 22.25 before the opening bell on the stock market today. RGC has been the topic of several analyst reports. Wedbush set a $20.00 price target on shares of Regal Entertainment Group and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. It will pay $23 per share for Regal. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Regal Entertainment Group has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $26.21.

Shares of Cineworld fell 2.7% to 531.50 pence at 12:32 London, bringing their decline this year to about 6%.

The Relative Volume of the company is 2.07 and Average Volume (3 months) is 4.92 million. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Regal runs one of the largest theatre circuits in the country from corporate offices in Knoxville.

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