Media coverage about Buckle, Inc. (The) (NYSE:BKE) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Buckle, Inc. (The) earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.8300399473687 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several research firms recently issued reports on BKE. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “sell” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Buckle, Inc. (The) in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Buckle, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded Buckle, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Buckle, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st.

Shares of Buckle, Inc. (BKE) opened at $21.35 on Thursday. Buckle, Inc. has a 1-year low of $13.50 and a 1-year high of $27.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,059.93, a PE ratio of 12.54 and a beta of 0.94.

Buckle, Inc. (The) (NYSE:BKE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 17th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.01. Buckle, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 19.13% and a net margin of 9.17%. The company had revenue of $224.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $224.12 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.49 EPS. Buckle, Inc. (The)’s revenue was down 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Buckle, Inc. will post 1.7 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 13th were issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 12th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.68%. Buckle, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 57.80%.

In other news, Director Robert Erle Campbell sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.00, for a total value of $42,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 31,964 shares in the company, valued at approximately $671,244. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Brett P. Milkie sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.02, for a total value of $31,530.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 32,070 shares in the company, valued at approximately $674,111.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 7,600 shares of company stock worth $138,925. 41.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Buckle, Inc. (The) Company Profile

The Buckle, Inc is a retailer of casual apparel, footwear and accessories for young men and women. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 467 retail stores in 44 states throughout the United States under the names Buckle and The Buckle. The Company markets a selection of brand name casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories and footwear.

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