Escalade, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESCA) Director Edward E. Williams sold 1,828 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.00, for a total transaction of $20,108.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 133,044 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,463,484. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

ESCA remained flat at $$11.03 during trading on Friday. 3,877 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 9,526. The company has a current ratio of 5.87, a quick ratio of 2.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06. The stock has a market capitalization of $159.58 million, a P/E ratio of 16.45 and a beta of 0.32. Escalade, Inc. has a twelve month low of $9.65 and a twelve month high of $13.30. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $10.70 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $11.36.

Escalade (NASDAQ:ESCA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 7th. The company reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $55.64 million during the quarter. Escalade had a return on equity of 7.31% and a net margin of 5.09%.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 9th will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 6th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.53%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in shares of Escalade by 528.7% during the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 2,257 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,000 after acquiring an additional 1,898 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its position in shares of Escalade by 19.0% during the 4th quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 11,791 shares of the company’s stock valued at $135,000 after acquiring an additional 1,882 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Escalade during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $145,000. Mid Atlantic Financial Management Inc. ADV bought a new position in shares of Escalade during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $146,000. Finally, Wilen Investment Management CORP. boosted its position in shares of Escalade by 40.2% during the 1st quarter. Wilen Investment Management CORP. now owns 15,340 shares of the company’s stock valued at $173,000 after acquiring an additional 4,401 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 28.73% of the company’s stock.

About Escalade

Escalade, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells sporting goods in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company manufactures, imports, and distributes various sporting goods brands in basketball goals, archery, indoor and outdoor game recreation, and fitness products.

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