News headlines about Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0738857771512 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV) opened at 7.60 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $165.27 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.99 and a beta of -0.06. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation has a one year low of $7.15 and a one year high of $20.35. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $9.13 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.94.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $243.67 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $251.03 million. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation had a return on equity of 11.86% and a net margin of 2.30%. The business’s revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.11 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation will post $0.96 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.89%. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 54.55%.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Deutsche Bank AG lowered Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their target price for the company from $20.00 to $10.00 in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Forward View set a $14.00 target price on Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, May 28th. TheStreet lowered Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.67.

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In other Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation news, Director Van B. Honeycutt bought 48,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $7.71 per share, with a total value of $370,080.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 18,600 shares in the company, valued at approximately $143,406. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Company insiders own 7.90% of the company’s stock.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation 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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