Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Escalade, (NASDAQ:ESCA) Stock Price

News coverage about Escalade, (NASDAQ:ESCA) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Escalade, earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.8097566946164 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Escalade, (NASDAQ:ESCA) opened at 11.90 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $170.93 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.28 and a beta of 0.06. The company has a 50-day moving average of $12.51 and a 200-day moving average of $12.70. Escalade, has a 52 week low of $11.30 and a 52 week high of $14.70.

Escalade, (NASDAQ:ESCA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.08. Escalade, had a net margin of 6.67% and a return on equity of 10.95%. The company had revenue of $52.39 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $45.60 million. On average, equities analysts forecast that Escalade, will post $0.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 11th will be paid a $0.115 dividend. This represents a $0.46 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 8th. Escalade,’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 58.23%.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Escalade, from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. TheStreet raised shares of Escalade, from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Escalade, from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th.

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Escalade, Company Profile

Escalade, Incorporated (Escalade) is a manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods through its subsidiary Escalade Sports. The Company operates in Sporting Goods (Escalade Sports) segment. Escalade Sports manufactures, imports and distributes sporting goods brands in basketball goals, archery, indoor and outdoor game recreation and fitness products through sporting goods retailers, specialty dealers, key online retailers, traditional department stores and mass merchants.

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