JAKKS Pacific (JAKK) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

News coverage about JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. JAKKS Pacific earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.4371888765927 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ JAKK) traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $2.45. 148,200 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 167,033. The company has a market cap of $67.47, a P/E ratio of -0.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.28 and a beta of 0.65. JAKKS Pacific has a one year low of $2.20 and a one year high of $5.85. The company has a quick ratio of 1.54, a current ratio of 1.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07.

JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.85 by ($0.32). The business had revenue of $262.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $294.59 million. JAKKS Pacific had a negative return on equity of 15.58% and a negative net margin of 9.36%. JAKKS Pacific’s revenue was down 13.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.82 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that JAKKS Pacific will post -0.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on JAKK. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $3.50 price target on shares of JAKKS Pacific in a report on Friday, October 6th. DA Davidson raised shares of JAKKS Pacific from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of JAKKS Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price objective on shares of JAKKS Pacific from $4.50 to $3.30 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $3.50 price objective (down from $4.50) on shares of JAKKS Pacific in a report on Saturday, September 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.51.

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About JAKKS Pacific

JAKKS Pacific, Inc is a multi-line, multi-brand toy company. The Company designs, produces, markets and distributes toys and related products, pet toys, consumables and related products, electronics and related products, kids indoor and outdoor furniture, and other consumer products. The Company operates through two business segments: traditional toys and electronics, and role play, novelty and seasonal toys.

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