Media headlines about RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. RCI Hospitality earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.1764101464236 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- RCI Hospitality (RICK) Upgraded to “Buy” by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- RCI in Compliance with Nasdaq Periodic Filing Requirement (finance.yahoo.com)
- RCI Hospitality (RICK) Given a $34.00 Price Target at Westpark Capital (americanbankingnews.com)
- RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc. Reports Advance In Q1 Earnings (markets.businessinsider.com)
- RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides (seekingalpha.com)
RCI Hospitality (RICK) traded up $0.19 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $29.75. 30,786 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 50,652. The company has a market capitalization of $288.92, a PE ratio of 14.52 and a beta of 0.43. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75. RCI Hospitality has a 12-month low of $16.15 and a 12-month high of $33.78.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 12th will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.40%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 9th. RCI Hospitality’s payout ratio is presently 5.91%.
A number of research firms recently commented on RICK. BidaskClub upgraded shares of RCI Hospitality from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday. Westpark Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on shares of RCI Hospitality in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of RCI Hospitality from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of RCI Hospitality from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 24th.
About RCI Hospitality
With more than 40 units, RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, is the country’s leading company in gentlemen’s clubs and sports bars/restaurants. Clubs in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Minneapolis, and other cities operate under brand names, such as “Rick’s Cabaret,” “XTC,” “Club Onyx,” “Vivid Cabaret,” “Jaguars” and “Tootsie’s Cabaret.” Sports bars/restaurants operate under the brand name “Bombshells Restaurant & Bar.” Investors are attracted by RCI’s strong cash flow, operating margins and local laws that create high barriers to entry in the gentlemen’s club business.
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