News articles about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a news impact score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 47.1243415738087 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- A quick recap Technical data on Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
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- Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Big 5 Sporting Goods Co. (BGFV) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $235.09 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Here’s What Day Traders Should Know – Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ: BGFV) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
BGFV has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. Big 5 Sporting Goods presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.67.
Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.10). Big 5 Sporting Goods had a net margin of 0.11% and a return on equity of 5.97%. The firm had revenue of $242.89 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $262.18 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.35 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Big 5 Sporting Goods will post 0.56 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be given a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.89%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 8th. Big 5 Sporting Goods’s dividend payout ratio is 2,000.67%.
In other news, Director Van B. Honeycutt purchased 31,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 15th. The shares were bought at an average price of $6.78 per share, with a total value of $210,180.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 18,600 shares in the company, valued at approximately $126,108. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Van B. Honeycutt purchased 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 7th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $6.49 per share, for a total transaction of $32,450.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 18,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $120,714. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders bought 79,000 shares of company stock worth $506,390. Insiders own 7.90% of the company’s stock.
About Big 5 Sporting Goods
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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