Press coverage about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.4148327569153 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Can Big 5’s (BGFV) Growth Strategies Help Regain Lost Shine? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Wild about her look! Hilary Duff wears sweatshirt with big cats on the front as she picks up sporting good supplies in LA with son Luca (dailymail.co.uk)
- Hot Tickers: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV), Dynegy Inc. (DYN) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Optimistic Trending Companies: Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK), Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
Several research firms have recently issued reports on BGFV. Zacks Investment Research cut Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine cut Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.67.
Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28. Big 5 Sporting Goods had a return on equity of 10.37% and a net margin of 2.11%. The company had revenue of $270.47 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $272.27 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.38 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Big 5 Sporting Goods will post 0.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director Van B. Honeycutt bought 43,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $7.26 per share, with a total value of $312,180.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 18,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $135,036. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 7.90% of the company’s stock.
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Big 5 Sporting Goods Company Profile
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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