Buckle, Inc. (The) (BKE) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.24

Media headlines about Buckle, Inc. (The) (NYSE:BKE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Buckle, Inc. (The) earned a news impact score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.3187302527738 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Buckle, Inc. (NYSE BKE) remained flat at $15.60 on Friday. The company had a trading volume of 378,295 shares. Buckle, Inc. has a 1-year low of $15.30 and a 1-year high of $28.67. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $16.89 and its 200 day moving average price is $18.22. The stock has a market cap of $752.20 million, a PE ratio of 8.25 and a beta of 0.89.

Buckle, Inc. (The) (NYSE:BKE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 18th. The company reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $212.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $216.42 million. Buckle, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 9.66% and a return on equity of 20.95%. Buckle, Inc. (The)’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.48 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Buckle, Inc. will post $1.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 26th. Investors of record on Friday, July 14th were paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.41%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, July 12th. Buckle, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 53.19%.

Several equities research analysts have commented on BKE shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Buckle, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. BidaskClub lowered Buckle, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Deutsche Bank AG upgraded Buckle, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $15.00 to $16.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Buckle, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, May 20th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the stock. Buckle, Inc. (The) currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.67.

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Buckle, Inc. (The) Company Profile

The Buckle, Inc is a retailer of casual apparel, footwear and accessories for young men and women. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 467 retail stores in 44 states throughout the United States under the names Buckle and The Buckle. The Company markets a selection of brand name casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories and footwear.

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