Press coverage about Luby's (NYSE:LUB) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Luby's earned a daily sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 43.786487329538 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Luby's stock traded up $0.03 on Friday, hitting $2.83. 2,107 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 52,121. The company has a current ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 0.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22. Luby's has a 52 week low of $2.36 and a 52 week high of $3.43.
Luby's (NYSE:LUB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 29th. The restaurant operator reported ($0.13) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $114.13 million for the quarter. Luby's had a negative net margin of 6.01% and a negative return on equity of 5.59%.
In related news, Director Harris J. Pappas acquired 75,000 shares of Luby's stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 2nd. The shares were purchased at an average price of $2.80 per share, for a total transaction of $210,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 35.20% of the company’s stock.
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Luby’s, Inc, is a multi-branded company operating in the restaurant industry and in the contract food services industry. The Company is managed through three segments: Company-owned restaurants, franchise operations, and Culinary Contract Services (CSS). The company-owned restaurants brands are Luby’s Cafeteria, Fuddruckers, and Cheeseburger in Paradise with a couple of non-core restaurant locations under other brand names.
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