News articles about DSW (NYSE:DSW) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. DSW earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 44.9745631787918 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

DSW has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Canaccord Genuity set a $17.00 price target on DSW and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, August 20th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $20.00 target price on DSW and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Wedbush upgraded DSW from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $22.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Deutsche Bank AG upgraded DSW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, B. Riley upgraded DSW from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the company from $18.50 to $22.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $21.96.

Shares of DSW (DSW) traded up 1.47% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $20.70. The stock had a trading volume of 2,933,773 shares. DSW has a 1-year low of $15.14 and a 1-year high of $25.96. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $20.07 and a 200-day moving average price of $18.69. The firm has a market cap of $1.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.87 and a beta of 0.83.

DSW (NYSE:DSW) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 22nd. The company reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.09. DSW had a return on equity of 12.12% and a net margin of 4.41%. The company had revenue of $680.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $666.66 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.35 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that DSW will post $1.50 EPS for the current fiscal year.

DSW declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, August 22nd that authorizes the company to buyback $500.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 33.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 19th were issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, September 18th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.86%. DSW’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 54.05%.

In other DSW news, Chairman Deborah L. Ferree sold 10,073 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.53, for a total transaction of $216,871.69. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 113,920 shares in the company, valued at $2,452,697.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Chairman Deborah L. Ferree sold 75,452 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.00, for a total value of $1,509,040.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 199,445 shares in the company, valued at $3,988,900. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 127,891 shares of company stock worth $2,559,458. Corporate insiders own 20.40% of the company’s stock.

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About DSW

DSW Inc is a footwear retailer. The Company offers an assortment of brand name dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids. The Company operates through two segments: the DSW segment (DSW), which includes DSW stores and dsw.com, and the Affiliated Business Group (ABG) segment.

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