News headlines about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a news impact score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.2336813392535 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Optimistic Trending Companies: Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK), Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) – In Play Stock Characteristics – Nasdaq Journal (press release) (nasdaqjournal.com)
- Is This The End For Big 5? – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
- How Does Dick’s Sporting Goods Look in Terms of Valuation? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Dick’s Sporting Goods Falters as Retail Remains in Troubled Waters (finance.yahoo.com)
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.67.
Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV) traded up $0.03 during trading on Friday, hitting $6.08. 1,479,915 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,421,872. The company has a market capitalization of $129.63, a PE ratio of 6.08 and a beta of -0.07. 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 has a 52-week low of $6.00 and a 52-week high of $17.10.
Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.28. The firm had revenue of $270.47 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $272.27 million. Big 5 Sporting Goods had a net margin of 2.11% and a return on equity of 10.37%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.38 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Big 5 Sporting Goods will post 0.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. Big 5 Sporting Goods’s payout ratio is currently 60.00%.
In related news, Director Van B. Honeycutt acquired 43,000 shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $7.26 per share, for a total transaction of $312,180.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 18,600 shares in the company, valued at approximately $135,036. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 7.90% of the company’s stock.
Big 5 Sporting Goods 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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