Headlines about Haverty Furniture Companies (NYSE:HVT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Haverty Furniture Companies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.4997211329403 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Haverty Furniture Companies (NYSE:HVT) traded up $0.30 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $24.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 50,383 shares, compared to its average volume of 64,257. The company has a quick ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 2.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. Haverty Furniture Companies has a 52 week low of $21.05 and a 52 week high of $27.23. The company has a market capitalization of $518.80, a PE ratio of 17.98, a P/E/G ratio of 4.59 and a beta of 1.13.

Haverty Furniture Companies (NYSE:HVT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.04. Haverty Furniture Companies had a return on equity of 10.10% and a net margin of 3.53%. The company had revenue of $207.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $215.32 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.34 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Haverty Furniture Companies will post 1.19 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 21st. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.45%. Haverty Furniture Companies’s payout ratio is currently 44.12%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Haverty Furniture Companies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th.

In other Haverty Furniture Companies news, Director Fred L. Schuermann sold 1,950 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.15, for a total transaction of $45,142.50. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 3 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $69.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 10.31% of the company’s stock.

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Haverty Furniture Companies Company Profile

Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc is a retailer of residential furniture and accessories. The Company sells home furnishings in its retail stores and through its Website, havertys.com. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 124 stores in 16 states in the Southern and Midwest regions. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s retail store space totaled approximately 4.5 million square feet for 124 stores.

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