Buckle Inc (NYSE:BKE) VP Robert J. Harbols sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.14, for a total value of $52,850.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 19,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $412,230. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of NYSE:BKE traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $21.26. 1,033,067 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 603,022. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $19.20 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $18.24. Buckle Inc has a fifty-two week low of $14.81 and a fifty-two week high of $24.00. The stock has a market cap of $1.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.79 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 2.35 and a quick ratio of 1.57.

Buckle (NYSE:BKE) last announced its earnings results on Friday, August 23rd. The company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30 by $0.04. Buckle had a return on equity of 23.16% and a net margin of 10.52%. The company had revenue of $203.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $202.20 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.32 EPS. Buckle’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Buckle Inc will post 1.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC purchased a new position in Buckle during the 2nd quarter valued at about $60,000. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its holdings in Buckle by 127.5% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 3,546 shares of the company’s stock valued at $62,000 after acquiring an additional 1,987 shares during the period. Morris Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Buckle during the 2nd quarter valued at about $176,000. OneAscent Financial Services LLC purchased a new position in Buckle during the 2nd quarter valued at about $206,000. Finally, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV purchased a new position in Buckle during the 1st quarter valued at about $242,000. Institutional investors own 65.87% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on BKE shares. ValuEngine raised Buckle from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 12th. TheStreet downgraded Buckle from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, May 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Buckle from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 10th.

Buckle Company Profile

The Buckle, Inc operates as a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for young men and women in the United States. It markets a selection of brand name casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories, and footwear, as well as private label merchandise primarily comprising BKE, Buckle Black, BKE Boutique, Red by BKE, Daytrip denim, Gimmicks, Gilded Intent, FITZ + EDDI, Outpost Makers, Departwest, and Veece.

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