Headlines about HSN (NASDAQ:HSNI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HSN earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.7627624146019 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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

Shares of HSN (HSNI) traded up $1.05 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $40.25. 231,967 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 506,159. The firm has a market cap of $2,068.55, a P/E ratio of 17.77, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a quick ratio of 0.60, a current ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.02. HSN has a 1-year low of $30.90 and a 1-year high of $42.75.

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

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 6th will be given a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.48%. HSN’s dividend payout ratio is 65.12%.

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HSN Company Profile

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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