Media stories about Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Zumiez earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the apparel and footwear maker an impact score of 46.2467504300919 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several research firms recently issued reports on ZUMZ. Robert W. Baird restated a “neutral” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of Zumiez in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target (up from $18.00) on shares of Zumiez in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $15.00 price target on Zumiez and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. BMO Capital Markets set a $16.00 price target on Zumiez and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, September 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Zumiez from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.80.

Zumiez (ZUMZ) traded down 4.38% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $17.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 486,723 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average is $15.95 and its 200 day moving average is $14.81. The firm has a market cap of $440.26 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.20 and a beta of 1.38. Zumiez has a 12-month low of $11.43 and a 12-month high of $26.55.

Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September 7th. The apparel and footwear maker reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.04. Zumiez had a return on equity of 7.83% and a net margin of 2.78%. The company had revenue of $192.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $192.12 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.03) earnings per share. Zumiez’s revenue was up 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Zumiez will post $1.05 earnings per share for the current year.

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Zumiez Company Profile

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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