Media headlines about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 45.113149522964 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several analysts recently weighed in on BGFV shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, Forward View reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $8.00 price objective on shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods in a research report on Sunday, September 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Big 5 Sporting Goods has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.00.

Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV) traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $7.85. 1,390,200 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 802,628. Big 5 Sporting Goods has a one year low of $6.00 and a one year high of $18.80. The company has a market cap of $163.91, a P/E ratio of 7.81 and a beta of -0.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 2.07 and a quick ratio of 0.16.

Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.28. Big 5 Sporting Goods had a net margin of 2.11% and a return on equity of 10.37%. The company had revenue of $270.47 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $272.27 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. Big 5 Sporting Goods’s revenue was down 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Big 5 Sporting Goods will post 0.9 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.64%. Big 5 Sporting Goods’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 60.00%.

In related news, Director Van B. Honeycutt purchased 43,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $7.26 per share, for a total transaction of $312,180.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 18,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $135,036. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 7.90% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Big 5 Sporting Goods Company Profile

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation is a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. The Company offers a range of products in a sporting goods store format. The Company also offers products online through its e-commerce platform. The Company’s product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a range of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer recreation, and roller sports.

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