Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV) Share Price

News articles about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.5717401707372 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods stock traded down $0.15 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $6.75. 531,741 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,277,570. The firm has a market capitalization of $146.78, a price-to-earnings ratio of 225.08 and a beta of -0.46. The company has a current ratio of 1.91, a quick ratio of 0.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. Big 5 Sporting Goods has a 52 week low of $5.05 and a 52 week high of $17.10.

Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.10). The company had revenue of $242.89 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $262.18 million. Big 5 Sporting Goods had a net margin of 0.11% and a return on equity of 5.97%. Big 5 Sporting Goods’s revenue was down 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.35 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Big 5 Sporting Goods will post 0.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 8th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.89%. Big 5 Sporting Goods’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 2,000.67%.

BGFV has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.67.

In other news, Director Van B. Honeycutt bought 31,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $6.78 per share, for a total transaction of $210,180.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 18,600 shares in the company, valued at $126,108. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Van B. Honeycutt bought 11,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 1st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $6.00 per share, for a total transaction of $66,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 18,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $111,600. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have bought 79,000 shares of company stock worth $506,390. 7.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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