News stories about Clarus (NASDAQ:CLAR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clarus earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 44.8908161944708 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Clarus (NASDAQ CLAR) traded down $0.05 on Friday, reaching $7.15. The company had a trading volume of 15,270 shares, compared to its average volume of 49,046. Clarus has a fifty-two week low of $5.00 and a fifty-two week high of $8.00. The company has a market capitalization of $216.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of -26.48, a PEG ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 1.45. The company has a quick ratio of 1.68, a current ratio of 4.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on CLAR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Clarus from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their target price on Clarus from $8.00 to $9.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th.
In related news, Director Nicolas Sokolow bought 5,076 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $7.26 per share, for a total transaction of $36,851.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Aaron Kuehne acquired 5,923 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $7.21 per share, for a total transaction of $42,704.83. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 46.80% of the company’s stock.
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Clarus Corporation, formerly Black Diamond, Inc, through its ownership of Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing of active outdoor performance equipment and apparel for climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, skiing and a range of other year-round outdoor recreation activities.
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