News articles about RCI Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. RCI Hospitality Holdings earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.807077721147 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

RCI Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ RICK) opened at 26.86 on Friday. RCI Hospitality Holdings has a one year low of $10.92 and a one year high of $27.17. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $24.53 and a 200-day moving average of $21.83. The company has a market cap of $261.03 million, a PE ratio of 24.29 and a beta of 0.27.

RCI Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The restaurant operator reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.04. The business 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 in the previous year, the firm posted $0.34 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that RCI Hospitality Holdings will post $1.44 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 25th. Investors of record on Monday, September 11th were paid a $0.03 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 8th. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.45%. RCI Hospitality Holdings’s payout ratio is currently 10.62%.

Several brokerages have recently commented on RICK. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of RCI Hospitality Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Westpark Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of RCI Hospitality Holdings in a research report on Wednesday.

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