Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect RCI Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) Share Price

Media stories about RCI Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. RCI Hospitality Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.807077721147 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of RCI Hospitality Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Westpark Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of RCI Hospitality Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th.

RCI Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) opened at 28.09 on Friday. RCI Hospitality Holdings has a 52-week low of $11.09 and a 52-week high of $28.22. The company has a market capitalization of $272.98 million, a P/E ratio of 25.40 and a beta of 0.27. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $25.26 and a 200 day moving average of $22.30.

RCI Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The restaurant operator reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.04. RCI Hospitality Holdings had a return on equity of 10.75% and a net margin of 7.84%. The business had revenue of $37.43 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.64 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.34 EPS. Equities analysts predict that RCI Hospitality Holdings will post $1.45 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 25th. Investors of record on Monday, September 11th were paid a $0.03 dividend. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.43%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 8th. RCI Hospitality Holdings’s payout ratio is 10.62%.

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