Media coverage about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.6707601698703 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Big 5 Sporting Goods stock traded down $0.25 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $8.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 788,420 shares, compared to its average volume of 493,415. The company has a market cap of $188.46 million, a P/E ratio of 15.44 and a beta of -0.70. Big 5 Sporting Goods has a 12 month low of $5.05 and a 12 month high of $14.55. The company has a current ratio of 2.17, a quick ratio of 0.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39.
Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 1st. The company reported ($0.05) EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.14) by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $234.18 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $235.09 million. Big 5 Sporting Goods had a negative net margin of 0.56% and a positive return on equity of 2.86%. equities research analysts forecast that Big 5 Sporting Goods will post 0.68 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 1st were paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.82%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 31st. Big 5 Sporting Goods’s dividend payout ratio is currently 105.26%.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on BGFV. ValuEngine raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $9.25 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.08.
In other Big 5 Sporting Goods news, Director Sandra N. Bane sold 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.43, for a total value of $50,580.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 31,839 shares in the company, valued at $268,402.77. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. In the last quarter, insiders sold 9,389 shares of company stock valued at $79,032. Corporate insiders own 7.30% of the company’s stock.
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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