Media coverage about Buckle (NYSE:BKE) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Buckle earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9632724346539 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Buckle (NYSE:BKE) opened at $20.75 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,013.45, a PE ratio of 11.99 and a beta of 1.09. Buckle has a 52 week low of $13.50 and a 52 week high of $25.11.

Buckle (NYSE:BKE) last issued its earnings results on Friday, November 17th. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $224.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $224.12 million. Buckle had a return on equity of 19.13% and a net margin of 9.17%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.49 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Buckle will post 1.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.82%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 11th. Buckle’s payout ratio is 57.80%.

Several research analysts have commented on BKE shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Buckle from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine raised Buckle from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st.

In other news, VP Diane L. Applegate sold 1,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.84, for a total transaction of $25,008.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 20,500 shares in the company, valued at $427,220. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Robert Erle Campbell sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.00, for a total value of $42,000.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 31,964 shares in the company, valued at $671,244. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 4,700 shares of company stock worth $98,538. Company insiders own 41.70% of the company’s stock.

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Buckle Company Profile

The Buckle, Inc is a retailer of casual apparel, footwear and accessories for young men and women. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 467 retail stores in 44 states throughout the United States under the names Buckle and The Buckle. The Company markets a selection of brand name casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories and footwear.

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