Hibbett Sports (HIBB) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.15

News coverage about Hibbett Sports (NASDAQ:HIBB) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hibbett Sports earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.8196947316407 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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Shares of HIBB traded up $0.05 during trading on Thursday, reaching $26.85. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 786,942 shares, compared to its average volume of 826,158. Hibbett Sports has a twelve month low of $9.40 and a twelve month high of $29.20. The firm has a market cap of $469.62, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.47, a PEG ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a quick ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 3.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01.

Hibbett Sports (NASDAQ:HIBB) last announced its earnings results on Friday, March 16th. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.15. Hibbett Sports had a return on equity of 10.37% and a net margin of 3.62%. The company had revenue of $266.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $261.37 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.54 EPS. Hibbett Sports’s quarterly revenue was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Hibbett Sports will post 1.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

HIBB has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Hibbett Sports from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Bank of America lowered their price target on Hibbett Sports from $30.00 to $28.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, March 19th. BidaskClub cut Hibbett Sports from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Canaccord Genuity upgraded Hibbett Sports from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Hibbett Sports in a report on Monday, February 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.30.

In related news, VP Cathy E. Pryor sold 6,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.58, for a total transaction of $146,770.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 13,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $300,314. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.60% of the company’s stock.

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Hibbett Sports Company Profile

Hibbett Sports, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates athletic specialty stores in small and mid-sized markets primarily in the South, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic, and the Midwest regions of the United States. Its stores offer a range of merchandise, including athletic footwear, team sports equipment, athletic and fashion apparel, and related accessories.

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