Headlines about Daktronics (NASDAQ:DAKT) have been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Daktronics earned a daily sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 45.8218457152211 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several research analysts recently commented on DAKT shares. BidaskClub cut Daktronics from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut Daktronics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, TheStreet raised Daktronics from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th.

Daktronics (NASDAQ DAKT) opened at $9.38 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $409.61, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.52 and a beta of 1.23. Daktronics has a twelve month low of $7.84 and a twelve month high of $10.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a current ratio of 2.04.

Daktronics (NASDAQ:DAKT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 21st. The technology company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $169.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $172.55 million. Daktronics had a net margin of 1.89% and a return on equity of 5.56%. The firm’s revenue was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.20 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Daktronics will post 0.36 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th were issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 8th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.99%. Daktronics’s payout ratio is presently 112.00%.

In other Daktronics news, insider Carla S. Gatzke sold 2,996 shares of Daktronics stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.27, for a total transaction of $30,768.92. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 435,063 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,468,097.01. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 8.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Daktronics Company Profile

Daktronics, Inc is a supplier of electronic scoreboards, electronic display systems, digital messaging solutions, software and services for sporting, commercial and transportation applications. The Company operates through five segments: Commercial, Live Events, High School Park and Recreation, Transportation, and International.

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