Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new position in Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE:DDS) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 7,860 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $441,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. QS Investors LLC boosted its holdings in Dillard’s by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 1,798 shares of the company’s stock worth $104,000 after acquiring an additional 12 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC boosted its holdings in Dillard’s by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 14,433 shares of the company’s stock worth $833,000 after acquiring an additional 74 shares during the period. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC boosted its holdings in Dillard’s by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 6,857 shares of the company’s stock worth $396,000 after acquiring an additional 216 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Dillard’s by 16.4% in the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,995 shares of the company’s stock worth $115,000 after acquiring an additional 281 shares during the period. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its holdings in Dillard’s by 4.2% in the 2nd quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 7,860 shares of the company’s stock worth $453,000 after acquiring an additional 320 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.25% of the company’s stock.

In related news, Director J C. Watts, Jr. sold 450 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.30, for a total transaction of $27,135.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 8,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $494,460. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 26.63% of the company’s stock.

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DDS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Dillard’s from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. ValuEngine upgraded Dillard’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut Dillard’s from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. TheStreet upgraded Dillard’s from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG increased their target price on Dillard’s from $39.00 to $42.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Dillard’s currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.25.

Dillard’s, Inc. (DDS) opened at $52.53 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,572.65, a P/E ratio of 14.26, a PEG ratio of 6.02 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a current ratio of 1.42. Dillard’s, Inc. has a one year low of $45.51 and a one year high of $83.44.

Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $1.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.35 billion. Dillard’s had a return on equity of 7.40% and a net margin of 1.92%. The business’s revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.67 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Dillard’s, Inc. will post 3.5 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 5th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.76%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Dillard’s’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 10.64%.

Dillard’s Profile

Dillard’s, Inc is a retailer of fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 293 Dillard’s stores, including 25 clearance centers, and an Internet store offering a selection of merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men and children, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods.

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