Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Escalade (ESCA) Share Price

Media stories about Escalade (NASDAQ:ESCA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Escalade earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.1659412416917 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Escalade from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Escalade presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $16.00.

Shares of Escalade (NASDAQ ESCA) opened at $12.70 on Monday. Escalade has a 52 week low of $11.31 and a 52 week 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 $182.51, a P/E ratio of 17.89, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 0.09.

Escalade (NASDAQ:ESCA) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $41.89 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $40.40 million. Escalade had a return on equity of 9.72% and a net margin of 5.89%. equities analysts anticipate that Escalade will post 0.75 earnings per share for the current year.

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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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