JAKKS Pacific (JAKK) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. JAKKS Pacific earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.4967376905528 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

JAKK has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine cut JAKKS Pacific from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut JAKKS Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their price target on JAKKS Pacific from $4.50 to $3.30 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 30th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $3.50 target price on shares of JAKKS Pacific in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, DA Davidson cut JAKKS Pacific from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $3.75 to $2.25 in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the company. JAKKS Pacific has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.93.

Shares of JAKKS Pacific (JAKK) traded up $0.10 on Thursday, hitting $2.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 116,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 266,397. JAKKS Pacific has a one year low of $2.40 and a one year high of $7.30. The company has a current ratio of 1.96, a quick ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07.

JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by ($0.32). The business had revenue of $262.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $294.59 million. JAKKS Pacific had a negative return on equity of 15.58% and a negative net margin of 9.36%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 13.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.82 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that JAKKS Pacific will post -0.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About JAKKS Pacific

JAKKS Pacific, Inc is a multi-line, multi-brand toy company. The Company designs, produces, markets and distributes toys and related products, pet toys, consumables and related products, electronics and related products, kids indoor and outdoor furniture, and other consumer products. The Company operates through two business segments: traditional toys and electronics, and role play, novelty and seasonal toys.

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