Dillard’s Inc. (NYSE:DDS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They currently have a $70.00 target price on the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG’s price objective indicates a potential downside of 1.71% from the company’s previous close.

The analysts wrote, “Dillard’s Receives a Buy from Credit Suisse | Analyst Ratings

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Home » Dillard’s Receives a Buy from Credit Suisse”

A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $55.00 target price on shares of Dillard’s in a report on Friday, August 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dillard’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $73.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, October 6th. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group lifted their target price on Dillard’s from $62.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, August 12th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $66.39.

Analyst Recommendations for Dillard`s (NYSE:DDS)

Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) opened at 71.22 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2.39 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.73 and a beta of 1.07. Dillard’s has a 52-week low of $54.37 and a 52-week high of $88.58. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $61.97 and its 200 day moving average price is $62.21.

Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 10th. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.09. The business earned $1.37 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.41 billion. Dillard’s had a return on equity of 10.84% and a net margin of 3.00%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.03 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Dillard’s will post $5.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 30th were paid a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, September 28th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.39%. Dillard’s’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 5.09%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in DDS. Perkins Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Dillard’s during the third quarter valued at about $30,392,000. Royce & Associates LP boosted its position in shares of Dillard’s by 39.9% in the second quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 858,937 shares of the company’s stock valued at $52,052,000 after buying an additional 245,015 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in shares of Dillard’s by 148.9% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 339,668 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,403,000 after buying an additional 203,194 shares during the last quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. bought a new position in shares of Dillard’s during the second quarter valued at about $12,199,000. Finally, BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its position in shares of Dillard’s by 31.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 846,112 shares of the company’s stock valued at $51,274,000 after buying an additional 200,459 shares during the last quarter. 79.87% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Dillard’s

Dillard’s, Inc is a retailer of fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing. The Company operates approximately 300 Dillard’s stores, including over 20 clearance centers, and an Internet store offering a range of merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men and children, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods.

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