Media stories about Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stage Stores earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.8746941692854 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Stage Stores (NYSE SSI) traded up $0.07 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $1.98. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 181,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 728,244. Stage Stores has a 52 week low of $1.45 and a 52 week high of $5.88. The company has a quick ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 2.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64.
Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 17th. The company reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by ($0.11). Stage Stores had a negative return on equity of 7.78% and a negative net margin of 3.27%. The firm had revenue of $377.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $374.78 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.03 earnings per share. Stage Stores’s quarterly revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Stage Stores will post -0.9 earnings per share for the current year.
SSI has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Stage Stores from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. B. Riley restated a “sell” rating and issued a $1.00 price target on shares of Stage Stores in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Stage Stores from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $2.00.
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Stage Stores Company Profile
Stage Stores, Inc operates specialty department stores mainly in small and mid-sized towns and communities. The Company’s department stores offer a range of brand name and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and home goods. The Company operates approximately 830 specialty department stores in over 40 states under the BEALLS, GOODY’S, PALAIS ROYAL, PEEBLES and STAGE nameplates and a direct-to-consumer business.
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