Media headlines about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1243415738087 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the headlines 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)
Shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) traded up $0.15 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $6.85. 514,698 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,307,065. The company has a market cap of $140.39, a PE ratio of 218.41 and a beta of -0.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 0.20 and a current ratio of 1.91. Big 5 Sporting Goods has a 12 month low of $5.05 and a 12 month high of $17.10.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be issued 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 dividend yield of 8.76%. Big 5 Sporting Goods’s dividend payout ratio is presently 2,000.67%.
BGFV has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 18th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.67.
In other news, Director Van B. Honeycutt purchased 32,000 shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 9th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $6.18 per share, for a total transaction of $197,760.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 18,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $114,948. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Van B. Honeycutt purchased 11,000 shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 1st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $6.00 per share, for a total transaction of $66,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 18,600 shares in the company, valued at approximately $111,600. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 48,000 shares of company stock worth $296,210 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 7.90% of the company’s stock.
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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