Media stories about Peak Resorts (NASDAQ:SKIS) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Peak Resorts earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.7926853101313 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

SKIS stock traded up $0.05 during trading on Friday, reaching $5.15. The stock had a trading volume of 9,040 shares, compared to its average volume of 20,054. Peak Resorts has a 1-year low of $4.10 and a 1-year high of $5.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.38, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 1.02. The firm has a market capitalization of $71.31 million, a P/E ratio of 73.57 and a beta of 1.18.

Peak Resorts (NASDAQ:SKIS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 12th. The company reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.62 by ($0.06). Peak Resorts had a return on equity of 4.53% and a net margin of 1.03%. The firm had revenue of $56.03 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $52.65 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that Peak Resorts will post -0.05 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 10th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 26th were issued a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, July 25th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.44%. Peak Resorts’s dividend payout ratio is currently 400.00%.

Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of Peak Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $6.29.

Peak Resorts Company Profile

Peak Resorts, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and leases day and overnight drive ski resorts in the United States. Its resorts activities and amenities include skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks, tubing, dining, lodging, equipment rentals and sales, ski and snowboard instruction, zip lines, mountain coasters, mountain biking, hiking, and other summer activities.

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