Media coverage about Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) has trended positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Finish Line earned a news impact score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.9082174924427 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Finish Line (NASDAQ FINL) traded up $0.26 during trading on Friday, hitting $10.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,214,722 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,229,446. The company has a market cap of $429.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of -38.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 1.15. Finish Line has a twelve month low of $6.90 and a twelve month high of $18.30.

Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, December 21st. The specialty retailer reported ($0.26) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.36) by $0.10. The business had revenue of $378.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $361.46 million. Finish Line had a positive return on equity of 5.43% and a negative net margin of 0.62%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.24) EPS. research analysts predict that Finish Line will post 0.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 2nd will be issued a $0.115 dividend. This is a positive change from Finish Line’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 1st. This represents a $0.46 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.32%. Finish Line’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -157.14%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on FINL shares. FBR & Co set a $10.00 target price on Finish Line and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Deutsche Bank upgraded Finish Line from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Finish Line from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. B. Riley lifted their price objective on Finish Line from $10.00 to $11.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 28th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Finish Line from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 3rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.29.

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Finish Line Company Profile

The Finish Line, Inc is a specialty retailer. The Company is a retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids, throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company operates through the Finish Line brand. Finish Line is a retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories.

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