News stories about Malibu Boats (NASDAQ:MBUU) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Malibu Boats earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.4378136280571 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $25.50 price objective on shares of Malibu Boats in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Malibu Boats from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on shares of Malibu Boats in a report on Friday, November 10th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Malibu Boats from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of Malibu Boats from $32.00 to $34.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.31.
Malibu Boats (NASDAQ MBUU) traded down $0.19 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $28.90. The stock had a trading volume of 163,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 188,208. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94. The company has a market cap of $592.68, a P/E ratio of 17.32, a P/E/G ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 1.02. Malibu Boats has a 52-week low of $17.17 and a 52-week high of $33.35.
In related news, CEO Jackie D. Jr. Springer sold 40,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.76, for a total value of $1,110,400.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 3.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Malibu Boats Company Profile
Malibu Boats, Inc is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of performance sport boats. The Company’s segments include the U.S. and Australia. Each segment is engaged in the manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sale of performance sport boats. Its U.S. segment serves markets in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
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