Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV) Stock Price

News articles about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.316072717748 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) traded down $0.02 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $7.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 517,320 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,050,000. Big 5 Sporting Goods has a twelve month low of $6.00 and a twelve month high of $17.90. The company has a quick ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 2.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The company has a market capitalization of $163.38, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.65 and a beta of -0.07.

Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.28. The firm had revenue of $270.47 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $272.27 million. Big 5 Sporting Goods had a return on equity of 10.37% and a net margin of 2.11%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.38 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Big 5 Sporting Goods will post 0.9 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st were paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.84%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 30th. Big 5 Sporting Goods’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 60.00%.

Several research firms have issued reports on BGFV. ValuEngine raised Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Forward View reissued a “hold” rating and set a $8.00 price target on shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods in a report on Sunday, September 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, December 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.00.

In other Big 5 Sporting Goods news, Director Van B. Honeycutt acquired 43,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $7.26 per share, with a total value of $312,180.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 18,600 shares in the company, valued at approximately $135,036. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 7.90% of the company’s stock.

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About Big 5 Sporting Goods

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation is a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. The Company offers a range of products in a sporting goods store format. The Company also offers products online through its e-commerce platform. The Company’s product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a range of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer recreation, and roller sports.

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