Media coverage about Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stage Stores earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 45.6715371612377 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
SSI has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Stage Stores from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. B. Riley reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $1.00 price objective on shares of Stage Stores in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Stage Stores from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $2.00.
Stage Stores (NYSE SSI) traded down 2.79% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $1.74. 121,891 shares of the stock traded hands. Stage Stores has a 52 week low of $1.45 and a 52 week high of $5.88. The company’s market capitalization is $48.01 million. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $1.83 and its 200 day moving average price is $2.09.
Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 17th. The company reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by ($0.11). Stage Stores had a negative net margin of 3.27% and a negative return on equity of 7.78%. The firm had revenue of $377.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $374.78 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.03 EPS. Stage Stores’s quarterly revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that Stage Stores will post ($0.90) EPS for the current year.
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Stage Stores Company Profile
Stage Stores, Inc operates specialty department stores mainly in small and mid-sized towns and communities. The Company’s department stores offer a range of brand name and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and home goods. The Company operates approximately 830 specialty department stores in over 40 states under the BEALLS, GOODY’S, PALAIS ROYAL, PEEBLES and STAGE nameplates and a direct-to-consumer business.
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