News coverage about Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Zumiez earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the apparel and footwear maker an impact score of 46.4164274317394 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

A number of research analysts have weighed in on ZUMZ shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Zumiez from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. BMO Capital Markets set a $16.00 price target on Zumiez and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, September 10th. Jefferies Group set a $15.00 price target on Zumiez and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of Zumiez in a report on Friday, September 8th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Zumiez from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.00.

Shares of Zumiez (ZUMZ) opened at $21.20 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $531.51, a PE ratio of 20.64, a P/E/G ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.39. Zumiez has a 52-week low of $11.43 and a 52-week high of $26.55.

Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 30th. The apparel and footwear maker reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.48. The firm had revenue of $245.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $244.50 million. Zumiez had a return on equity of 7.99% and a net margin of 2.84%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.43 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Zumiez will post 1.09 EPS for the current year.

In other Zumiez news, Director Scott Andrew Bailey sold 7,843 shares of Zumiez stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.75, for a total value of $162,742.25. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 9,908 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $205,591. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 27.50% of the company’s stock.

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Zumiez Company Profile

Zumiez Inc, including its subsidiaries, is a specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods for young men and women through the fashion, music, art and culture of action sports, streetwear and other lifestyles. The Company operates under the names Zumiez, Blue Tomato and Fast Times.

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