News stories about RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. RCI Hospitality earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.4758809516923 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of RCI Hospitality (RICK) opened at $29.47 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $289.14, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.83 and a beta of 0.33. RCI Hospitality has a 52-week low of $14.80 and a 52-week high of $33.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a current ratio of 0.96.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 8th. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.41%. RCI Hospitality’s payout ratio is currently 10.62%.

A number of research firms have commented on RICK. Zacks Investment Research lowered RCI Hospitality from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Westpark Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective on shares of RCI Hospitality in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. ValuEngine lowered RCI Hospitality from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered RCI Hospitality from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $30.00.

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