Sally Beauty (SBH) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.09

Press coverage about Sally Beauty (NYSE:SBH) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sally Beauty earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.0758029930394 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Sally Beauty (SBH) traded down $0.16 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $17.09. 1,970,646 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,274,216. The stock has a market cap of $2,220.00, a PE ratio of 9.42, a P/E/G ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.66. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -4.87, a current ratio of 2.04 and a quick ratio of 0.42. Sally Beauty has a 12-month low of $14.05 and a 12-month high of $27.71.

Sally Beauty (NYSE:SBH) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The specialty retailer reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $974.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $989.96 million. Sally Beauty had a negative return on equity of 74.84% and a net margin of 5.46%. The firm’s revenue was down .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.41 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Sally Beauty will post 1.91 earnings per share for the current year.

Sally Beauty announced that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Thursday, August 31st that permits the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the specialty retailer to repurchase up to 40.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on SBH shares. Morgan Stanley downgraded Sally Beauty from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. BidaskClub downgraded Sally Beauty from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Sally Beauty from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, October 21st. Robert W. Baird set a $24.00 price objective on Sally Beauty and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Sally Beauty in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.82.

In other news, Director Edward W. Rabin bought 3,750 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $15.49 per share, with a total value of $58,087.50. Following the purchase, the director now owns 14,351 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $222,296.99. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 0.97% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Sally Beauty

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc is an international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies with operations primarily in North America, South America and Europe. The Company operates through two business segments: Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group (BSG). Sally Beauty Supply is a domestic and international chain of cash and carry retail stores, which offers professional beauty supplies to both salon professionals and retail customers primarily in North America, Puerto Rico, and parts of Europe and South America.

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