Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Dillard’s (DDS) Stock Price

News headlines about Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dillard’s earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0867949697075 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Dillard’s (NYSE DDS) traded up 2.09% during trading on Monday, reaching $57.58. 139,227 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $1.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.26 and a beta of 1.12. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $64.24 and its 200-day moving average price is $56.13. Dillard’s has a 12 month low of $45.51 and a 12 month high of $83.44.

Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported ($0.58) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.77. Dillard’s had a net margin of 2.04% and a return on equity of 7.89%. The business had revenue of $1.43 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.44 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.35 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Dillard’s will post $3.57 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This is an increase from Dillard’s’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.71%. Dillard’s’s dividend payout ratio is presently 7.12%.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their price objective on shares of Dillard’s from $39.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub raised shares of Dillard’s from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “underweight” rating and set a $36.00 price objective (down from $49.00) on shares of Dillard’s in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. TheStreet raised shares of Dillard’s from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Dillard’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $56.00.

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About Dillard’s

Dillard’s, Inc is a retailer of fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 293 Dillard’s stores, including 25 clearance centers, and an Internet store offering a selection of merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men and children, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods.

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