Escalade (ESCA) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.14

Media headlines about Escalade (NASDAQ:ESCA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Escalade earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.1659412416917 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on ESCA shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Escalade from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Aegis reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of Escalade in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $16.00.

Escalade (NASDAQ ESCA) traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $13.00. 3,497 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 10,737. Escalade has a one year low of $11.31 and a one year high of $14.38. The company has a current ratio of 3.76, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. The company has a market capitalization of $186.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.57, a P/E/G ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 0.09.

Escalade (NASDAQ:ESCA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.06. Escalade had a net margin of 5.89% and a return on equity of 9.72%. The company had revenue of $41.89 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $40.40 million. equities research analysts expect that Escalade will post 0.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 18th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th were given a $0.115 dividend. This represents a $0.46 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.54%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 8th. Escalade’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 65.71%.

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About Escalade

Escalade, Incorporated (Escalade) is a manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods through its subsidiary Escalade Sports. The Company operates in Sporting Goods (Escalade Sports) segment. Escalade Sports manufactures, imports and distributes sporting goods brands in basketball goals, archery, indoor and outdoor game recreation and fitness products through sporting goods retailers, specialty dealers, key online retailers, traditional department stores and mass merchants.

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