News headlines about B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. B. Riley Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 45.9254669366545 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of B. Riley Financial (RILY) opened at $18.95 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.97, a current ratio of 2.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $508.19, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.16 and a beta of 0.98. B. Riley Financial has a one year low of $13.55 and a one year high of $21.30.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were paid a $0.08 dividend. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 21st. B. Riley Financial’s payout ratio is 21.19%.

In related news, Chairman Bryant R. Riley acquired 38,572 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $17.89 per share, for a total transaction of $690,053.08. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Bryant R. Riley acquired 8,679 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The shares were bought at an average price of $17.75 per share, for a total transaction of $154,052.25. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 54,576 shares of company stock worth $969,729 over the last quarter. 30.90% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About B. Riley Financial

B. Riley Financial, Inc is an independent investment bank. The Company’s segments include capital markets, auction and liquidation, valuation and appraisal, and Principal Investments-United Online. The capital markets segment provides an array of investment banking, corporate finance, research, wealth management, sales and trading services to corporate, institutional and high net worth clients.

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