News headlines about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 48.02104805887 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Deutsche Bank lowered their target price on shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from $7.50 to $5.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $9.25 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 4th.
Big 5 Sporting Goods traded up $0.10, hitting $5.75, during trading hours on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. 130,448 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 287,557. The company has a current ratio of 2.20, a quick ratio of 0.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. The stock has a market capitalization of $121.09 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.09 and a beta of -0.69. Big 5 Sporting Goods has a 12 month low of $5.05 and a 12 month high of $9.75.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 30th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 10.43%. Big 5 Sporting Goods’s dividend payout ratio is 105.26%.
In other Big 5 Sporting Goods news, Director Sandra N. Bane sold 6,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.43, for a total transaction of $50,580.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 31,839 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $268,402.77. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders have sold 9,389 shares of company stock worth $79,032 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 7.30% of the company’s stock.
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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