Guess? (GES) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.22

Media stories about Guess? (NYSE:GES) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Guess? earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.9156570919471 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Guess? from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 23rd. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of Guess? in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Guess? in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price target on shares of Guess? in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Evercore ISI assumed coverage on shares of Guess? in a research report on Friday, August 25th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Guess? presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.77.

Shares of Guess? (GES) opened at $15.96 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 2.58 and a quick ratio of 1.36. Guess? has a twelve month low of $9.56 and a twelve month high of $18.30. The firm has a market cap of $1,359.17, a PE ratio of 34.42, a P/E/G ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 0.43.

Guess? (NYSE:GES) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.01. Guess? had a negative net margin of 0.30% and a negative return on equity of 1.30%. The business had revenue of $554.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $569.75 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.11 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Guess? will post 0.62 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 3rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 13th will be issued a $0.225 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 12th. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.64%. Guess?’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -2,250.00%.

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About Guess?

Guess?, Inc designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collections of apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company operates through five segments: Americas Retail, Europe, Asia, Americas Wholesale and Licensing. The Americas Retail segment includes the Company’s retail and e-commerce operations in North and Central America and its retail operations in South America.

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