News coverage about Burlington Stores (NYSE:BURL) has been trending positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. 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 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.482812195364 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Burlington Stores (NYSE:BURL) traded up $1.89 during trading on Thursday, reaching $123.46. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 701,115 shares, compared to its average volume of 986,423. The company has a quick ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -11.71. Burlington Stores has a twelve month low of $79.07 and a twelve month high of $126.88. The company has a market capitalization of $8,430.00, a P/E ratio of 32.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 0.56.

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

BURL has been the topic of several recent research reports. Cowen set a $105.00 price target on Burlington Stores and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Burlington Stores from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $114.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 27th. SunTrust Banks set a $109.00 target price on Burlington Stores and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. BMO Capital Markets set a $120.00 target price on Burlington Stores and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co set a $143.00 target price on Burlington Stores and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $112.84.

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

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About Burlington Stores

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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