Media coverage about Escalade (NASDAQ:ESCA) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Escalade earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.7890642347804 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Escalade (NASDAQ ESCA) traded up $0.30 on Friday, hitting $12.85. 8,561 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 10,925. The company has a market cap of $184.71, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.95 and a beta of 0.16. The company has a current ratio of 4.11, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. Escalade has a 1 year low of $11.31 and a 1 year high of $14.38.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 12th will be issued a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.89%. This is a positive change from Escalade’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 9th. Escalade’s payout ratio is presently 46.46%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Escalade from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd.

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Escalade Company Profile

Escalade, Incorporated (Escalade) is a manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods through its subsidiary Escalade Sports. The Company operates in Sporting Goods (Escalade Sports) segment. Escalade Sports manufactures, imports and distributes sporting goods brands in basketball goals, archery, indoor and outdoor game recreation and fitness products through sporting goods retailers, specialty dealers, key online retailers, traditional department stores and mass merchants.

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