Buckle, Inc. (The) (BKE) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about Buckle, Inc. (The) (NYSE:BKE) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Buckle, Inc. (The) earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.3187302527738 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

BKE has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Buckle, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. BidaskClub cut Buckle, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Deutsche Bank AG decreased their target price on Buckle, Inc. (The) from $15.00 to $13.00 and set a “sell” rating for the company in a research report on Friday. Finally, ValuEngine raised Buckle, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have given a hold rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Sell” and a consensus target price of $18.00.

Shares of Buckle, Inc. (BKE) traded down 1.06% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $14.05. The company had a trading volume of 1,000,858 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $16.47 and its 200-day moving average is $17.98. The stock has a market cap of $677.45 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.81 and a beta of 0.89. Buckle, Inc. has a 52-week low of $13.50 and a 52-week high of $28.19.

Buckle, Inc. (The) (NYSE:BKE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 17th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $195.65 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $195.97 million. Buckle, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 19.96% and a net margin of 9.40%. Buckle, Inc. (The)’s quarterly revenue was down 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.32 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Buckle, Inc. will post $1.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 26th. Investors of record on Friday, July 14th were issued a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, July 12th. Buckle, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 55.56%.

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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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