Shares of Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokers have set a 12 month consensus price target of $26.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.29 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Superior Uniform Group an industry rank of 221 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Superior Uniform Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Superior Uniform Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th.

Superior Uniform Group (SGC) opened at $25.92 on Monday. Superior Uniform Group has a 12-month low of $16.65 and a 12-month high of $26.56. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 1.99 and a current ratio of 4.00. The firm has a market cap of $385.24, a PE ratio of 22.54, a PEG ratio of 1.64 and a beta of -0.03.

Superior Uniform Group (NASDAQ:SGC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The textile maker reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. Superior Uniform Group had a net margin of 6.79% and a return on equity of 14.70%. The company had revenue of $67.77 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $68.06 million. sell-side analysts expect that Superior Uniform Group will post 1.17 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were issued a $0.095 dividend. This represents a $0.38 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. Superior Uniform Group’s payout ratio is 32.20%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Wasatch Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of Superior Uniform Group by 1.1% in the third quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 481,805 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $11,033,000 after purchasing an additional 5,405 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its position in shares of Superior Uniform Group by 11.4% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 113,255 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $2,531,000 after purchasing an additional 11,632 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of Superior Uniform Group by 0.5% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,084,709 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $24,243,000 after purchasing an additional 5,545 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Superior Uniform Group by 1.9% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 310,136 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $6,932,000 after purchasing an additional 5,825 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in shares of Superior Uniform Group by 10.1% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 120,766 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $2,699,000 after purchasing an additional 11,124 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 37.97% of the company’s stock.

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Superior Uniform Group Company Profile

Superior Uniform Group, Inc (Superior) manufactures and sells a range of uniforms, corporate identity apparel, career apparel and accessories for the medical and health fields, as well as for the industrial, commercial, leisure and public safety markets. Superior operates through two segments: Uniforms and Related Products, and Remote Staffing Solutions.

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