News articles about RCI Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. RCI Hospitality Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.8983801775124 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of research firms recently commented on RICK. Zacks Investment Research upgraded RCI Hospitality Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Westpark Capital set a $30.00 price objective on RCI Hospitality Holdings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th.

RCI Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) opened at 24.28 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $235.95 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.95 and a beta of 0.25. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $23.71 and a 200-day moving average price of $20.05. RCI Hospitality Holdings has a 12 month low of $10.75 and a 12 month high of $26.85.

RCI Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The restaurant operator reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $37.43 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $37.64 million. RCI Hospitality Holdings had a net margin of 7.84% and a return on equity of 10.75%. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.34 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that RCI Hospitality Holdings will post $1.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 25th. Investors of record on Monday, September 11th will be issued a dividend of $0.03 per share. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.49%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 8th. RCI Hospitality Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is currently 10.62%.

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