Headlines about Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ:CBRL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.6695822103783 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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Several brokerages have recently weighed in on CBRL. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday. Instinet began coverage on shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $162.00 target price on the stock. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $156.00 target price (down previously from $157.50) on shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in a report on Thursday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $181.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Nomura began coverage on shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $162.00 target price on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $165.78.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ:CBRL) opened at 152.51 on Friday. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has a 12 month low of $130.15 and a 12 month high of $175.04. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $159.38 and its 200-day moving average is $160.96. The firm has a market cap of $3.67 billion, a PE ratio of 18.49 and a beta of 0.51.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ:CBRL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 23rd. The restaurant operator reported $1.95 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.85 by $0.10. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store had a net margin of 6.80% and a return on equity of 35.27%. The company had revenue of $700.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $713.06 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.82 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will post $8.33 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 14th were paid a dividend of $1.20 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, July 12th. This is a positive change from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.15. This represents a $4.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.15%. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s dividend payout ratio is currently 58.04%.

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About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc is engaged in the operation and development of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store concept (Cracker Barrel). The Company’s segments include Restaurant and Retail. As of September 19, 2016, the Company operated 640 Cracker Barrel stores in 43 states. The format of its stores consists of a rustic old country-store design offering a restaurant menu that features home-style country food and a range of decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts and toys, apparel, cookware and foods.

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