Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) Share Price

News stories about JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. JAKKS Pacific earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3386962836951 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several research firms have weighed in on JAKK. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $3.50 price objective on shares of JAKKS Pacific in a research report on Monday, November 27th. DA Davidson cut JAKKS Pacific from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $3.75 to $2.25 in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price objective on JAKKS Pacific from $4.50 to $3.30 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research lowered JAKKS Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $3.50 target price (down from $4.50) on shares of JAKKS Pacific in a research note on Saturday, September 30th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.51.

JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $2.50. The company had a trading volume of 68,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 201,686. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.54 and a current ratio of 1.96. JAKKS Pacific has a 12 month low of $2.20 and a 12 month high of $5.85. The company has a market cap of $68.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.83, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.34 and a beta of 0.65.

JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.85 by ($0.32). JAKKS Pacific had a negative net margin of 9.36% and a negative return on equity of 15.58%. The company had revenue of $262.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $294.59 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.82 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 13.3% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that JAKKS Pacific will post -0.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About JAKKS Pacific

JAKKS Pacific, Inc is a multi-line, multi-brand toy company. The Company designs, produces, markets and distributes toys and related products, pet toys, consumables and related products, electronics and related products, kids indoor and outdoor furniture, and other consumer products. The Company operates through two business segments: traditional toys and electronics, and role play, novelty and seasonal toys.

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