Media coverage about Johnson Outdoors (NASDAQ:JOUT) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Johnson Outdoors earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.8071850112937 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Johnson Outdoors from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Imperial Capital lifted their target price on shares of Johnson Outdoors from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Sidoti assumed coverage on shares of Johnson Outdoors in a research report on Friday, January 19th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Johnson Outdoors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $74.00.
Shares of Johnson Outdoors stock traded up $1.84 during trading on Friday, hitting $65.06. The stock had a trading volume of 23,211 shares, compared to its average volume of 31,767. The company has a market cap of $650.21, a P/E ratio of 21.12 and a beta of 0.53. Johnson Outdoors has a 1 year low of $34.67 and a 1 year high of $76.18.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 12th will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 11th. This is an increase from Johnson Outdoors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.74%. Johnson Outdoors’s payout ratio is presently 15.58%.
About Johnson Outdoors
Johnson Outdoors Inc designs, manufactures, and markets outdoor equipment, diving, watercraft, and marine electronics products worldwide. The company's Fishing segment offers battery-powered fishing motors for trolling or primary propulsion, marine battery chargers, and shallow water anchors; sonar and GPS equipment for fish finding, navigation, and marine cartography; and downriggers for controlled-depth fishing.
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