Stage Stores (SSI) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media stories about Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stage Stores earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.5175930925443 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on SSI. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Stage Stores from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Stage Stores from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, B. Riley set a $1.00 price target on shares of Stage Stores and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $1.50.

Shares of Stage Stores (NYSE SSI) remained flat at $$1.82 during trading hours on Monday. The stock had a trading volume of 307,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 679,959. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 2.27 and a quick ratio of 0.28. The company has a market capitalization of $50.28, a PE ratio of -1.01 and a beta of 1.29. Stage Stores has a twelve month low of $1.45 and a twelve month high of $5.01.

Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported ($0.64) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.69) by $0.05. The company had revenue of $357.24 million for the quarter. Stage Stores had a negative net margin of 3.33% and a negative return on equity of 8.67%. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.57) earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Stage Stores will post -1.08 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 28th were given a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.99%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 27th. Stage Stores’s dividend payout ratio is presently -11.05%.

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About Stage Stores

Stage Stores, Inc operates specialty department stores mainly in small and mid-sized towns and communities. The Company’s department stores offer a range of brand name and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and home goods. The Company operates approximately 830 specialty department stores in over 40 states under the BEALLS, GOODY’S, PALAIS ROYAL, PEEBLES and STAGE nameplates and a direct-to-consumer business.

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