Dillard’s (DDS) Receives Daily News Impact Score of 0.40

News headlines about Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) have been trending positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dillard’s earned a coverage optimism score of 0.40 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 33 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Dillard’s (DDS) traded down 5.98% on Friday, reaching $58.01. The company had a trading volume of 2,862,956 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $64.12 and a 200-day moving average price of $55.96. The company has a market capitalization of $1.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.19 and a beta of 1.12. Dillard’s has a 12 month low of $45.51 and a 12 month high of $83.44.

Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported ($0.58) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.77. Dillard’s had a return on equity of 9.39% and a net margin of 2.50%. The firm had revenue of $1.43 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.44 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.35 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Dillard’s will post $4.67 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 31st. Investors of record on Friday, June 30th were issued a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 28th. Dillard’s’s payout ratio is 5.76%.

DDS has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG decreased their target price on Dillard’s from $41.00 to $39.00 and set a “sell” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, May 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dillard’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. ValuEngine cut Dillard’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. BidaskClub cut Dillard’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Dillard’s from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Dillard’s presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $55.86.

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In related news, major shareholder David Einhorn sold 35,125 shares of Dillard’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.50, for a total value of $1,808,937.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders own 23.27% of the company’s stock.

Dillard’s Company Profile

Dillard’s, Inc is a retailer of fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 293 Dillard’s stores, including 25 clearance centers, and an Internet store offering a selection of merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men and children, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods.

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