Headlines about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 47.3202459214749 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Insider Buying: Big 5 Sporting Goods Co. (BGFV) Director Purchases 5,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Big 5 Sporting Goods Co. (BGFV) Director Acquires $197,760.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Hot Stock in Focus – Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ: BGFV) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Hair-Raising Facts to Know – Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ: BGFV) – The Investor Guide (wallstreetnews24.com)
- Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 08, 2018 – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. ValuEngine upgraded Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. Big 5 Sporting Goods has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.67.
Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.10). Big 5 Sporting Goods had a return on equity of 5.97% and a net margin of 0.11%. The company had revenue of $242.89 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $262.18 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.35 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Big 5 Sporting Goods will post 0.56 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 23rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.76%. Big 5 Sporting Goods’s payout ratio is currently 2,000.67%.
In related news, Director Van B. Honeycutt acquired 32,000 shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods stock in a transaction on Friday, March 9th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $6.18 per share, with a total value of $197,760.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 18,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $114,948. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Van B. Honeycutt acquired 5,000 shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 7th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $6.49 per share, for a total transaction of $32,450.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 18,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $120,714. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 48,000 shares of company stock worth $296,210 over the last three months. 7.90% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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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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