Headlines about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.5729715395488 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
Several research firms have recently weighed in on BGFV. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. ValuEngine raised Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. Big 5 Sporting Goods has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.67.
BGFV traded down $0.20 on Friday, hitting $7.30. 421,655 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 641,958. The company has a quick ratio of 0.20, a current ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. The company has a market cap of $155.29, a PE ratio of 12.81 and a beta of -0.61. Big 5 Sporting Goods has a 12-month low of $5.05 and a 12-month high of $17.10.
Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.10). The firm had revenue of $242.89 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $262.18 million. Big 5 Sporting Goods had a return on equity of 5.97% and a net margin of 0.11%. The firm’s revenue was down 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.35 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Big 5 Sporting Goods will post 0.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 23rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th were paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.22%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 8th. Big 5 Sporting Goods’s dividend payout ratio is presently 105.26%.
In other Big 5 Sporting Goods news, Director Van B. Honeycutt bought 32,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 9th. The shares were bought at an average price of $6.18 per share, for a total transaction of $197,760.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 18,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $114,948. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Van B. Honeycutt bought 11,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 1st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $6.00 per share, for a total transaction of $66,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 18,600 shares in the company, valued at approximately $111,600. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have acquired 79,000 shares of company stock valued at $506,390. 7.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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About Big 5 Sporting Goods
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation operates as a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. The company offers athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories, as well as a selection of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer recreation, and roller sports.
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