Guess?, Inc. (GES) To Go Ex-Dividend on December 12th
Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 21st, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th will be given a dividend of 0.225 per share on Wednesday, January 3rd. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 12th.
Guess? has raised its dividend by an average of 4.0% annually over the last three years and has increased its dividend annually for the last 3 consecutive years. Guess? has a dividend payout ratio of 145.2% meaning the company cannot currently cover its dividend with earnings alone and is relying on its balance sheet to cover its dividend payments. Research analysts expect Guess? to earn $0.90 per share next year, which means the company may not be able to cover its $0.90 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 100.0%.
Shares of Guess? (NYSE:GES) opened at $15.96 on Thursday. Guess? has a 12 month low of $9.56 and a 12 month high of $18.30. The company has a market capitalization of $1,314.74, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.29, a PEG ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 0.43. The company has a quick ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 2.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04.
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of Guess? in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of Guess? in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Guess? from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Guess? in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Evercore ISI assumed coverage on Guess? in a report on Friday, August 25th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.77.
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Guess? Company Profile
Guess?, Inc designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collections of apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company operates through five segments: Americas Retail, Europe, Asia, Americas Wholesale and Licensing. The Americas Retail segment includes the Company’s retail and e-commerce operations in North and Central America and its retail operations in South America.
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