Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 23rd, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th will be given a dividend of 0.225 per share on Friday, September 22nd. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 1st.

Guess? has increased its dividend by an average of 4.0% annually over the last three years and has raised its dividend annually for the last 3 consecutive years. Guess? has a payout ratio of 160.7% indicating that the company cannot currently cover its dividend with earnings alone and is relying on its balance sheet to cover its dividend payments. Research analysts expect Guess? to earn $0.68 per share next year, which means the company may not be able to cover its $0.90 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 132.4%.

Shares of Guess? (GES) opened at 16.12 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $1.33 billion, a PE ratio of 147.89 and a beta of 0.42. Guess? has a 12-month low of $9.56 and a 12-month high of $18.40. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $12.97 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.97.

Guess? (NYSE:GES) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 23rd. The company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.09. Guess? had a net margin of 0.43% and a return on equity of 4.16%. The business had revenue of $573.69 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $559.82 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.14 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that Guess? will post $0.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO Amigo Victor Herrero acquired 3,274 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 26th. The stock was bought at an average price of $11.70 per share, with a total value of $38,305.80. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 392,848 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,596,321.60. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 29.60% of the company’s stock.

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GES has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Guess? from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Standpoint Research lowered shares of Guess? from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $13.91 price target on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Guess? from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $12.00 price target on shares of Guess? in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. Finally, Cowen and Company lifted their price target on shares of Guess? from $10.00 to $11.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Guess? presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.77.

Guess? Company Profile

Guess?, Inc designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collections of apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company operates through five segments: Americas Retail, Europe, Asia, Americas Wholesale and Licensing. The Americas Retail segment includes the Company’s retail and e-commerce operations in North and Central America and its retail operations in South America.

Dividend History for Guess? (NYSE:GES)

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