Media headlines about Nathan’s Famous (NASDAQ:NATH) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nathan’s Famous earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on NATH shares. BidaskClub downgraded Nathan’s Famous from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. ValuEngine upgraded Nathan’s Famous from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th.

Shares of NATH traded up $0.40 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $88.80. 370 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 11,372. Nathan’s Famous has a 52 week low of $55.00 and a 52 week high of $107.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.75, a current ratio of 5.35 and a quick ratio of 5.30. The company has a market capitalization of $376.25 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.84 and a beta of -0.08.

Nathan’s Famous (NASDAQ:NATH) last released its earnings results on Friday, August 3rd. The restaurant operator reported $1.13 EPS for the quarter. Nathan’s Famous had a negative return on equity of 12.96% and a net margin of 4.34%. The business had revenue of $30.17 million during the quarter.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 21st. Investors of record on Monday, September 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 7th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.13%.

About Nathan’s Famous

Nathan's Famous, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the foodservice industry. The company owns and franchises restaurants under the Nathan's Famous brand name, as well as sells products bearing the Nathan's Famous trademarks through various channels of distribution. It also has license agreements for the manufacture, distribution, marketing, and sale of Nathan's Famous branded hot dogs, sausages, and corned beef products in refrigerated consumer packages to be resold through retail channels, such as supermarkets, groceries, mass merchandisers, and club stores; and other Nathan's Famous branded refrigerated meat products in consumer packages to be resold through retail channels.

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