Headlines about HSN (NASDAQ:HSNI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HSN earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.4871456981389 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of research firms recently issued reports on HSNI. BidaskClub lowered HSN from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $36.00 target price on shares of HSN in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. UBS AG reduced their target price on HSN from $46.00 to $45.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered HSN from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $43.00.

HSN (HSNI) traded up $0.05 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $41.80. 303,400 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 503,437. The company has a current ratio of 1.53, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.02. The stock has a market cap of $2,189.15, a PE ratio of 18.81, a P/E/G ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 1.38. HSN has a one year low of $30.90 and a one year high of $42.75.

HSN (NASDAQ:HSNI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The specialty retailer reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.07). HSN had a return on equity of 56.55% and a net margin of 3.29%. The company had revenue of $782.56 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $804.04 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.52 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that HSN will post 2.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 6th will be given a dividend of $0.35 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.35%. HSN’s payout ratio is 65.12%.

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About HSN

HSN, Inc is an interactive multi-channel retailer. The Company markets and sells a range of third party and merchandise directly to consumers through various platforms, including television home shopping programing broadcast on the HSN television networks and other direct-response television marketing; catalogs, consisting of the Cornerstone portfolio of print catalogs, which includes, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road and Improvements; Websites, which consist primarily of HSN.com, joymangano.com and the five branded Websites operated by Cornerstone; mobile devices; retail and outlet stores, and wholesale distribution of certain products to other retailers.

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