Headlines about Kirkland's (NASDAQ:KIRK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Kirkland's earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.7328992224939 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
KIRK has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of Kirkland's in a research report on Friday, November 10th. B. Riley set a $15.00 price target on Kirkland's and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Kirkland's from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $12.50.
Shares of Kirkland's (KIRK) traded up $0.19 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $12.37. The stock had a trading volume of 97,128 shares, compared to its average volume of 118,296. Kirkland's has a twelve month low of $8.17 and a twelve month high of $14.40. The stock has a market cap of $194.81, a P/E ratio of 29.45 and a beta of 1.26.
Kirkland's (NASDAQ:KIRK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The specialty retailer reported ($0.10) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.09) by ($0.01). Kirkland's had a net margin of 1.14% and a return on equity of 5.93%. The company had revenue of $144.98 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $142.31 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($0.05) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Kirkland's will post 0.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director Gregory A. Sandfort purchased 7,639 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $13.12 per share, for a total transaction of $100,223.68. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 2,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $26,240. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 7.80% of the company’s stock.
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Kirkland's Company Profile
Kirkland’s, Inc is a specialty retailer of home decor and gifts in the United States. The Company’s merchandise categories include wall decor, art, mirrors, lamps, decorative accessories, accent furniture, textiles, fragrance and accessories, frames, housewares, impulse and personal accessories, outdoor living and artificial floral products.
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