HSN (NASDAQ:HSNI) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Press coverage about HSN (NASDAQ:HSNI) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HSN earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.2830021922697 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. B. Riley reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of HSN in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered HSN from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. UBS Group reduced their price objective on HSN from $46.00 to $45.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded HSN from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $43.00.

Shares of HSN (HSNI) traded down $1.60 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $40.35. The stock had a trading volume of 11,572,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 536,533. HSN has a 12-month low of $30.90 and a 12-month high of $44.15. The company has a market cap of $2,120.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.68, a P/E/G ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.02, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 0.60.

HSN (NASDAQ:HSNI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The specialty retailer reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.07). HSN had a return on equity of 56.55% and a net margin of 3.29%. The firm had revenue of $782.56 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $804.04 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.52 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that HSN will post 2.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 6th were given a $0.35 dividend. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.47%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 5th. HSN’s dividend payout ratio is currently 64.81%.

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About HSN

HSN, Inc is an interactive multi-channel retailer. The Company markets and sells a range of third party and merchandise directly to consumers through various platforms, including television home shopping programing broadcast on the HSN television networks and other direct-response television marketing; catalogs, consisting of the Cornerstone portfolio of print catalogs, which includes, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road and Improvements; Websites, which consist primarily of HSN.com, joymangano.com and the five branded Websites operated by Cornerstone; mobile devices; retail and outlet stores, and wholesale distribution of certain products to other retailers.

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