Shares of Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE:DDS) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $48.25.

Several analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Dillard’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “underweight” rating and issued a $36.00 price target (down previously from $49.00) on shares of Dillard’s in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. TheStreet raised Dillard’s from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their price target on Dillard’s from $39.00 to $42.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Dillard’s from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th.

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In other Dillard’s news, Director J C. Watts, Jr. sold 450 shares of Dillard’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.30, for a total value of $27,135.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 8,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $494,460. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 23.27% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. QS Investors LLC raised its stake in shares of 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 purchasing an additional 12 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Dillard’s by 16.4% in the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,995 shares of the company’s stock valued at $115,000 after acquiring an additional 281 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of 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 position in shares of Dillard’s in the 2nd quarter valued at about $225,000. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP bought a new position in shares of Dillard’s in the 2nd quarter valued at about $254,000. 92.25% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Dillard’s (NYSE DDS) opened at $52.64 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,524.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.82, a P/E/G ratio of 5.83 and a beta of 1.16. Dillard’s has a 12 month low of $45.51 and a 12 month high of $83.44. 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 (NYSE:DDS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.35 billion. Dillard’s had a return on equity of 7.40% and a net margin of 1.92%. The firm’s revenue was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.67 EPS. analysts expect that Dillard’s will post 3.5 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 5th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. 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 is 10.64%.

About Dillard’s

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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