News stories about B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. B. Riley Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 46.0224198935903 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of B. Riley Financial (RILY) traded up 2.584% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $16.875. 78,234 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $358.02 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.803 and a beta of 1.15. B. Riley Financial has a 12-month low of $11.37 and a 12-month high of $21.30. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $16.97 and a 200 day moving average price of $16.01.

B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The asset manager reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $66.68 million for the quarter. B. Riley Financial had a net margin of 14.34% and a return on equity of 22.74%.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 21st were paid a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 17th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.95%. B. Riley Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 16.24%.

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In related news, Chairman Bryant R. Riley bought 28,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 15th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $15.55 per share, for a total transaction of $435,400.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 30.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About B. Riley Financial

B. Riley Financial, Inc is an independent investment bank. The Company’s segments include capital markets, auction and liquidation, valuation and appraisal, and Principal Investments-United Online. The capital markets segment provides an array of investment banking, corporate finance, research, wealth management, sales and trading services to corporate, institutional and high net worth clients.

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