News coverage about Escalade (NASDAQ:ESCA) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Escalade earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.7413032514259 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Escalade from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, March 2nd.
Shares of Escalade stock opened at $14.15 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 4.11, a quick ratio of 2.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. Escalade has a 1-year low of $11.31 and a 1-year high of $14.38. The firm has a market capitalization of $199.08, a PE ratio of 14.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 0.16.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 12th were issued a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 9th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.53%. This is an increase from Escalade’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. Escalade’s dividend payout ratio is presently 50.51%.
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Escalade Company Profile
Escalade, Incorporated (Escalade) is a manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods through its subsidiary Escalade Sports. The Company operates in Sporting Goods (Escalade Sports) segment. Escalade Sports manufactures, imports and distributes sporting goods brands in basketball goals, archery, indoor and outdoor game recreation and fitness products through sporting goods retailers, specialty dealers, key online retailers, traditional department stores and mass merchants.
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