Headlines about Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.8096253908031 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Active Mover – Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation, (NASDAQ: BGFV) – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. : November 9, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ: BGFV) – Do Investors Feel Confident About Stock’s Future Direction? – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Revenue Approximations Analysis: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation, (NASDAQ: BGFV), PHH Corporation, (NYSE … – Stocks In The News (press release) (tradingnewsnow.com)
BGFV has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. ValuEngine lowered Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Forward View reissued a “hold” rating and set a $8.00 price target on shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation in a research report on Sunday, September 3rd. TheStreet lowered Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG downgraded Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $20.00 to $10.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.00.
Shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ BGFV) opened at $6.55 on Tuesday. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation has a 52 week low of $6.00 and a 52 week high of $20.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $139.27, a P/E ratio of 6.63 and a beta of -0.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a quick ratio of 0.16 and a current ratio of 2.07.
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.28. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation had a return on equity of 10.37% and a net margin of 2.11%. The firm had revenue of $270.47 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $272.27 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.38 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation will post 0.88 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.16%. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 60.00%.
In related news, Director Van B. Honeycutt bought 48,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 18th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $7.71 per share, with a total value of $370,080.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 18,600 shares in the company, valued at approximately $143,406. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Corporate insiders own 7.90% of the company’s stock.
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Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation Company Profile
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation is a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. The Company offers a range of products in a sporting goods store format. The Company also offers products online through its e-commerce platform. The Company’s product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a range of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer recreation, and roller sports.
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