Gildan Activewear (GIL) Earns Media Sentiment Score of -0.12

News coverage about Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL) (TSE:GIL) has trended somewhat negative on Tuesday, according to Alpha One. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gildan Activewear earned a media sentiment score of -0.12 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave media headlines about the textile maker an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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GIL has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Gildan Activewear from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Gildan Activewear from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. TD Securities upped their price objective on shares of Gildan Activewear from $31.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price objective on shares of Gildan Activewear from $30.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Gildan Activewear currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $35.44.

Shares of Gildan Activewear (GIL) traded down 0.42% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $30.77. The stock had a trading volume of 152,132 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $6.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.54 and a beta of 0.82. Gildan Activewear has a 1-year low of $23.55 and a 1-year high of $32.20. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $28.97 and a 200 day moving average of $26.82.

Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL) (TSE:GIL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The textile maker reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.04. Gildan Activewear had a return on equity of 18.09% and a net margin of 13.81%. The company had revenue of $665.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $664.37 million. Analysts expect that Gildan Activewear will post $1.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 18th were paid a dividend of $0.0935 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 16th. This represents a $0.37 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.21%. Gildan Activewear’s dividend payout ratio is currently 23.57%.

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Gildan Activewear Company Profile

Gildan Activewear Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery and shapewear. The Company operates through two segments: Printwear and Branded Apparel. The Printwear segment designs, manufactures, sources, markets, and distributes undecorated activewear products.

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