Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

News articles about Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lumber Liquidators earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.4525345158113 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Lumber Liquidators (LL) traded down $1.28 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $25.79. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,110,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 695,073. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 1.84 and a quick ratio of 0.21. The company has a market cap of $700.41, a PE ratio of -15.73, a PEG ratio of 1.18 and a beta of 1.81. Lumber Liquidators has a 1-year low of $15.25 and a 1-year high of $41.33.

Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $257.19 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $261.59 million. Lumber Liquidators had a negative return on equity of 2.39% and a negative net margin of 4.57%. analysts forecast that Lumber Liquidators will post -1.33 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on LL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Lumber Liquidators from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Moffett Nathanson started coverage on Lumber Liquidators in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. TheStreet downgraded Lumber Liquidators from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on shares of Lumber Liquidators in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $34.00 price objective on Lumber Liquidators and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.89.

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Lumber Liquidators Company Profile

Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc is a multi-channel specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, and hardwood flooring enhancements and accessories. The Company offers hardwood species, engineered hardwood, laminate and resilient vinyl flooring direct to the consumer. Its product categories include Solid and Engineered Hardwood; Laminate; Bamboo, Cork, Vinyl Plank and Other, Moldings and Accessories, and Non-Merchandise Services.

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