News stories about Kirkland’s (NASDAQ:KIRK) have trended very positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kirkland’s earned a coverage optimism score of 0.62 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Kirkland’s (NASDAQ:KIRK) traded up 0.87% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $9.28. 63,056 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a 50-day moving average of $9.62 and a 200-day moving average of $11.11. The company has a market capitalization of $147.71 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.87 and a beta of 1.26. Kirkland’s has a 52-week low of $8.51 and a 52-week high of $17.41.

Kirkland’s (NASDAQ:KIRK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 23rd. The specialty retailer reported ($0.09) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.03. The company had revenue of $132.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $134.32 million. Kirkland’s had a net margin of 1.46% and a return on equity of 6.90%. The company’s revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.06 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Kirkland’s will post $0.55 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $13.50 price objective on shares of Kirkland’s in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kirkland’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $14.17.

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Kirkland’s Company Profile

Kirkland’s, Inc is a specialty retailer of home decor and gifts in the United States. The Company’s merchandise categories include wall decor, art, mirrors, lamps, decorative accessories, accent furniture, textiles, fragrance and accessories, frames, housewares, impulse and personal accessories, outdoor living and artificial floral products.

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