News headlines about Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Zumiez earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the apparel and footwear maker an impact score of 46.5974210441155 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Zumiez (ZUMZ) traded down $0.65 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $22.25. 417,300 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 653,110. Zumiez has a one year low of $11.43 and a one year high of $24.44. The company has a market capitalization of $578.22, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.81, a P/E/G ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.39.

Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 30th. The apparel and footwear maker reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.48. Zumiez had a net margin of 2.84% and a return on equity of 7.99%. The company had revenue of $245.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $244.50 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.43 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Zumiez will post 1.18 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 target price (up from $18.00) on shares of Zumiez in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. BMO Capital Markets set a $20.00 target price on shares of Zumiez and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Jefferies Group set a $15.00 target price on shares of Zumiez and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of Zumiez in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Zumiez from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.50.

In other news, Director Scott Andrew Bailey sold 7,843 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.75, for a total value of $162,742.25. Following the sale, the director now owns 9,908 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $205,591. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 27.50% of the company’s stock.

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Zumiez Company Profile

Zumiez Inc, including its subsidiaries, is a specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods for young men and women through the fashion, music, art and culture of action sports, streetwear and other lifestyles. The Company operates under the names Zumiez, Blue Tomato and Fast Times.

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