News headlines about Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stage Stores earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 47.515412225807 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

SSI has been the subject of several recent research reports. B. Riley reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $1.00 price objective on shares of Stage Stores in a research report on Friday, August 18th. ValuEngine upgraded Stage Stores from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Stage Stores from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the stock. Stage Stores has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $1.50.

Stage Stores (NYSE SSI) opened at $1.77 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 2.27, a quick ratio of 0.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. Stage Stores has a twelve month low of $1.45 and a twelve month high of $5.48.

Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported ($0.64) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.69) by $0.05. The company had revenue of $357.24 million for the quarter. Stage Stores had a negative return on equity of 8.67% and a negative net margin of 3.33%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.57) earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Stage Stores will post -1.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 28th will be paid a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 27th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.30%. Stage Stores’s payout ratio is -10.99%.

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Stage Stores Company Profile

Stage Stores, Inc operates specialty department stores mainly in small and mid-sized towns and communities. The Company’s department stores offer a range of brand name and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and home goods. The Company operates approximately 830 specialty department stores in over 40 states under the BEALLS, GOODY’S, PALAIS ROYAL, PEEBLES and STAGE nameplates and a direct-to-consumer business.

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