News headlines about DSW (NYSE:DSW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Alpha One reports. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DSW earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 84 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected AlphaOne’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of DSW in a research note on Tuesday, March 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded DSW from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 12th. MKM Partners restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of DSW in a research note on Wednesday, February 22nd. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of DSW in a research note on Wednesday, March 15th. Finally, Vetr upgraded DSW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.09 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. DSW presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.30.

DSW (NYSE:DSW) traded up 4.39% during trading on Thursday, hitting $20.93. The stock had a trading volume of 1,997,037 shares. DSW has a 12-month low of $18.51 and a 12-month high of $26.22. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $20.03 and its 200 day moving average price is $21.54. The firm has a market cap of $1.68 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.77 and a beta of 0.66.

DSW (NYSE:DSW) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, March 14th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.04. DSW had a net margin of 3.90% and a return on equity of 12.46%. The firm had revenue of $674.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $690.99 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.14 earnings per share. DSW’s revenue was up .4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that DSW will post $1.49 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 17th were issued a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.82%. DSW’s dividend payout ratio is currently 62.99%.

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About DSW

DSW Inc is a footwear retailer. The Company offers an assortment of brand name dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids. The Company operates through two segments: the DSW segment (DSW), which includes DSW stores and, and the Affiliated Business Group (ABG) segment.

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