Media stories about Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.4169178303889 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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Several research firms have recently issued reports on BGFV. Zacks Investment Research raised Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Forward View set a $14.00 price target on Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, May 28th. BidaskClub cut Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. Deutsche Bank AG cut Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $20.00 to $10.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.67.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ BGFV) opened at 7.65 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $166.36 million, a PE ratio of 7.03 and a beta of -0.09. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $9.54 and its 200 day moving average price is $13.10. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation has a 52 week low of $7.35 and a 52 week high of $20.35.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.06. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation had a return on equity of 11.86% and a net margin of 2.30%. The firm had revenue of $243.67 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $251.03 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.11 EPS. The company’s revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation will post $0.93 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.84%. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation’s payout ratio is 54.55%.

In other Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation news, Director Van B. Honeycutt bought 48,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 18th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $7.71 per share, with a total value of $370,080.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 18,600 shares in the company, valued at $143,406. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. 7.90% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation is a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. The Company offers a range of products in a sporting goods store format. The Company also offers products online through its e-commerce platform. The Company’s product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a range of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer recreation, and roller sports.

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