Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV) Given Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.07

Media coverage about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 48.6857511430188 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of brokerages recently commented on BGFV. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the stock. Big 5 Sporting Goods currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.67.

Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ BGFV) traded down $0.25 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $5.50. 1,125,993 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,605,589. The company has a quick ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 2.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. Big 5 Sporting Goods has a one year low of $5.50 and a one year high of $17.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $123.20, a P/E ratio of 5.50 and a beta of -0.38.

Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.28. Big 5 Sporting Goods had a net margin of 2.11% and a return on equity of 10.37%. The company had revenue of $270.47 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $272.27 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share. Big 5 Sporting Goods’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Big 5 Sporting Goods will post 0.88 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director Van B. Honeycutt acquired 43,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was bought at an average price of $7.26 per share, for a total transaction of $312,180.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 18,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $135,036. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 7.90% of the company’s stock.

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Big 5 Sporting Goods Company Profile

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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