News headlines about MarineMax (NYSE:HZO) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MarineMax earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.7765536846648 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of HZO opened at $22.10 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $585.58 million, a P/E ratio of 22.10 and a beta of 1.12. MarineMax has a twelve month low of $14.95 and a twelve month high of $25.05.

MarineMax (NYSE:HZO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The specialty retailer reported $0.79 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.79. The company had revenue of $361.25 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $370.13 million. MarineMax had a net margin of 2.83% and a return on equity of 10.83%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.57 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that MarineMax will post 1.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on HZO. Wedbush lowered their target price on shares of MarineMax from $24.00 to $21.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 27th. B. Riley downgraded shares of MarineMax from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the company from $29.00 to $26.00 in a research report on Monday, June 18th. Citigroup reduced their price target on shares of MarineMax from $28.00 to $23.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. Craig Hallum downgraded shares of MarineMax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, June 25th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of MarineMax from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. MarineMax presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.50.

MarineMax Company Profile

MarineMax, Inc operates as a recreational boat and yacht retailer in the United States. It sells new and used recreational boats, including pleasure boats, such as sport boats, sport cruisers, sport yachts, and other yachts; motor yachts; convertible yachts; pleasure boats; pontoon boats; fishing boats; ski boats; and jet boats.

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