News stories about Burlington Stores (NYSE:BURL) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Burlington Stores earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.9106792596405 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on BURL shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Burlington Stores from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. BidaskClub upgraded Burlington Stores from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Cowen set a $132.00 price objective on Burlington Stores and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Buckingham Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 price objective on shares of Burlington Stores in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Burlington Stores from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company. Burlington Stores presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $112.84.

Burlington Stores (NYSE:BURL) traded up $3.58 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $125.88. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,135,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 907,106. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -11.71, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 0.22. The company has a market capitalization of $8,591.06, a PE ratio of 33.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 0.56. Burlington Stores has a 12 month low of $79.07 and a 12 month high of $126.69.

Burlington Stores (NYSE:BURL) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.65 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.44 billion. Burlington Stores had a negative return on equity of 374.86% and a net margin of 4.61%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.51 earnings per share. analysts predict that Burlington Stores will post 4.28 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO Thomas Kingsbury sold 20,000 shares of Burlington Stores stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.51, for a total transaction of $1,970,200.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Joyce Manning Magrini sold 2,400 shares of Burlington Stores stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.37, for a total transaction of $228,888.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 46,013 shares in the company, valued at $4,388,259.81. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 87,701 shares of company stock worth $9,524,858. Company insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

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Burlington Stores Company Profile

Burlington Stores, Inc is a retailer of branded apparel. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 592 retail stores, inclusive of an Internet store, in 45 states and Puerto Rico. Its product categories include coats, women, men, juniors, girls, boys, shoes, handbags and accessories, beauty and fragrance, home and toys.

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