News headlines about RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. RCI Hospitality earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news 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 impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Analyzing RCI Hospitality (RICK) and The Competition (americanbankingnews.com)
- Contrasting Merlin Entertainme (MERLY) & RCI Hospitality (RICK) (americanbankingnews.com)
- RCI Presenting at Sidoti Conference March 29, 2018, Holding Meet Management at Rick’s New York (finance.yahoo.com)
- RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (RICK) Receives Average Recommendation of “Strong Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of RICK stock traded down $0.28 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $28.65. 28,705 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 51,442. The firm has a market capitalization of $277.45, a P/E ratio of 16.13 and a beta of 0.43. RCI Hospitality has a 1-year low of $16.15 and a 1-year high of $33.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 0.98.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 26th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 12th will be given a $0.03 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 9th. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.42%. RCI Hospitality’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 5.91%.
RICK has been the subject of a number of research reports. Westpark Capital set a $34.00 target price on shares of RCI Hospitality and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of RCI Hospitality from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of RCI Hospitality from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of RCI Hospitality from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th.
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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