Headlines about Oxford Industries (NYSE:OXM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Oxford Industries earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the textile maker an impact score of 45.7943516222341 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Oxford to Present at the ICR Conference 2018 (markets.financialcontent.com)
- Oxford Industries (OXM) Cut to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Oxford Industries (OXM) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com)
- Oxford, PVH: The Retailers In Fashion At B. Riley FBR (finance.yahoo.com)
- Oxford Industries (OXM) Earns Buy Rating from Analysts at B. Riley (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. B. Riley started coverage on Oxford Industries in a report on Friday, December 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $84.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Oxford Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, December 21st. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Oxford Industries in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Telsey Advisory Group raised their price objective on Oxford Industries from $65.00 to $68.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, DA Davidson set a $71.00 price objective on Oxford Industries and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $73.00.
Oxford Industries (NYSE:OXM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, December 5th. The textile maker reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $236.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $242.98 million. Oxford Industries had a return on equity of 14.26% and a net margin of 4.83%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.07) earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Oxford Industries will post 3.67 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.27 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 18th. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.43%. Oxford Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 35.41%.
In other news, Director Dennis M. Love sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.09, for a total transaction of $108,135.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 17,002 shares in the company, valued at $1,225,674.18. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 3.29% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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About Oxford Industries
Oxford Industries, Inc is an apparel company. The Company designs, sources, markets and distributes products bearing the trademarks of its owned Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer and Southern Tide lifestyle brands, other owned brands and licensed brands, as well as private label apparel products. It distributes its lifestyle branded products through its direct to consumer channels, consisting of its Tommy Bahama and Lilly Pulitzer full-price retail stores and its e-commerce sites for Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer and Southern Tide, and through its wholesale distribution channels.
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