Media stories about Clarus (NASDAQ:CLAR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clarus earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1155132410976 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.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

CLAR traded down $0.20 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $10.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 116,123 shares, compared to its average volume of 148,493. Clarus has a 52 week low of $6.35 and a 52 week high of $11.00. The company has a current ratio of 4.37, a quick ratio of 1.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10. The stock has a market cap of $316.93 million, a PE ratio of 86.67, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 1.41.

Clarus (NASDAQ:CLAR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 6th. The company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.04) by $0.13. Clarus had a return on equity of 7.41% and a net margin of 2.06%. The business had revenue of $45.88 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $40.80 million. equities analysts forecast that Clarus will post 0.46 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 4th. Investors of record on Monday, August 20th will be paid a $0.025 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 17th. Clarus’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 83.33%.

CLAR has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. DA Davidson restated a “buy” rating on shares of Clarus in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. Lake Street Capital increased their price target on Clarus to $12.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on Clarus from $10.00 to $12.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. BidaskClub upgraded Clarus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Clarus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $10.56.

About Clarus

Clarus Corporation, a holding company, focuses on the outdoor and consumer industries. The company develops, manufactures, and distributes outdoor equipment and lifestyle products with focus on the climb, ski, mountain, and sport categories. It operates in two segments, Black Diamond and Sierra. The Black Diamond segment offers high performance apparel, such as jackets, shells, pants, and bibs; rock-climbing equipment comprising carabiners, protection devices, harnesses, belay devices, helmets, and ice-climbing gears; technical backpacks and high-end day packs; tents; trekking poles; headlamps and lanterns; and gloves and mittens.

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