Media headlines about RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. RCI Hospitality earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.8635981582838 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

RICK has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Westpark Capital restated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective on shares of RCI Hospitality in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of RCI Hospitality from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of RCI Hospitality from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of RCI Hospitality from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st.

RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) traded down $0.07 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $29.69. 41,681 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 71,872. The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79. RCI Hospitality has a one year low of $16.02 and a one year high of $33.78. The firm has a market capitalization of $289.24, a P/E ratio of 26.27 and a beta of 0.34.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th were paid a $0.03 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 8th. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.40%. RCI Hospitality’s dividend payout ratio is presently 10.62%.

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