News stories about Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Zumiez earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the apparel and footwear maker an impact score of 47.2729376100442 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Zumiez and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Zumiez from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of Zumiez from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Jefferies Group LLC set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Zumiez and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Zumiez from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.85.

Zumiez (ZUMZ) traded up 1.23% during trading on Friday, reaching $12.30. 402,258 shares of the company traded hands. Zumiez has a 12 month low of $11.60 and a 12 month high of $26.55. The company’s 50-day moving average is $12.48 and its 200 day moving average is $16.12. The company has a market cap of $309.92 million, a PE ratio of 12.96 and a beta of 1.22.

Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 1st. The apparel and footwear maker reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.02. Zumiez had a net margin of 2.79% and a return on equity of 7.98%. The firm had revenue of $181.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $179.35 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.08) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Zumiez will post $0.94 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Zumiez

Zumiez Inc, including its subsidiaries, is a specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods for young men and women through the fashion, music, art and culture of action sports, streetwear and other lifestyles. The Company operates under the names Zumiez, Blue Tomato and Fast Times.

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