Dillard's (DDS) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media coverage about Dillard's (NYSE:DDS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dillard's earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.8132650875413 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Dillard's (NYSE DDS) traded up $1.14 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $63.25. 560,149 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 864,243. The firm has a market cap of $1,769.14, a P/E ratio of 16.82, a P/E/G ratio of 6.94 and a beta of 1.25. Dillard's has a 1 year low of $45.51 and a 1 year high of $83.44. The company has a quick ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36.

Dillard's (NYSE:DDS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.35 billion. Dillard's had a net margin of 1.04% and a return on equity of 3.65%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.67 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Dillard's will post 3.48 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 5th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.63%. Dillard's’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 10.64%.

DDS has been the topic of several recent research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Dillard's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Dillard's from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $52.60.

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About Dillard's

Dillard’s, Inc is a retailer of fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 293 Dillard’s stores, including 25 clearance centers, and an Internet store offering a selection of merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men and children, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods.

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