Dillard's (NYSE:DDS) was downgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dillard's from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $52.60.

Dillard's (DDS) opened at $70.00 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1,880.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.62, a PEG ratio of 6.52 and a beta of 1.25. Dillard's has a 52-week low of $45.51 and a 52-week high of $83.44. The company has a current ratio of 1.42, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36.

Dillard's (NYSE:DDS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.35 billion. Dillard's had a net margin of 1.92% and a return on equity of 7.40%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.67 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Dillard's will post 3.48 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of DDS. QS Investors LLC lifted its position in Dillard's by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 1,798 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,000 after acquiring an additional 12 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its position in Dillard's by 17.6% in the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,168 shares of the company’s stock valued at $125,000 after acquiring an additional 325 shares in the last quarter. Verity Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in Dillard's in the 2nd quarter valued at $225,000. Koch Industries Inc. bought a new stake in Dillard's in the 2nd quarter valued at $243,000. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP bought a new stake in Dillard's in the 2nd quarter valued at $254,000. 90.18% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Dillard's Company 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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