Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 47.3202459214749 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of BGFV stock opened at $7.50 on Friday. Big 5 Sporting Goods has a 52-week low of $5.05 and a 52-week high of $17.10. The company has a quick ratio of 0.20, a current ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $153.16, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.16 and a beta of -0.61.

Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported ($0.10) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.10). The business had revenue of $242.89 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $262.18 million. Big 5 Sporting Goods had a net margin of 0.11% and a return on equity of 5.97%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.35 EPS. equities analysts expect that Big 5 Sporting Goods will post 0.56 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 23rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th were paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.00%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 8th. Big 5 Sporting Goods’s payout ratio is 105.26%.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on BGFV. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.67.

In related news, Director Van B. Honeycutt bought 31,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 15th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $6.78 per share, for a total transaction of $210,180.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 18,600 shares in the company, valued at $126,108. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Van B. Honeycutt bought 32,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 9th. The stock was bought at an average price of $6.18 per share, for a total transaction of $197,760.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 18,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $114,948. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders acquired 79,000 shares of company stock worth $506,390. Corporate insiders own 7.90% of the company’s stock.

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Big 5 Sporting Goods Company Profile

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation operates as a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. The company offers athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories, as well as a selection 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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