Media headlines about Hibbett Sports (NASDAQ:HIBB) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hibbett Sports earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 44.7486929610441 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Hibbett Sports, Inc. (HIBB) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.29 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Successful E-Commerce Launch Makes Hibbett Sports A Buy, Says BofA (finance.yahoo.com)
- Hibbett Sports, Inc. (HIBB) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Hibbett Sports Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (HIBB) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analysts Say This Is the Athletic Retail Stock to Buy Now (footwearnews.com)
Hibbett Sports (HIBB) opened at $24.85 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $472.45, a PE ratio of 14.28, a P/E/G ratio of 7.55 and a beta of 0.96. Hibbett Sports has a one year low of $9.40 and a one year high of $34.75.
A number of research analysts have issued reports on HIBB shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Hibbett Sports from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. UBS Group raised shares of Hibbett Sports from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Buckingham Research downgraded shares of Hibbett Sports from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Hibbett Sports in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of Hibbett Sports from $10.00 to $17.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Hibbett Sports presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $21.53.
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Hibbett Sports Company Profile
Hibbett Sports, Inc operates athletic specialty stores in small and mid-sized markets in the South, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest regions of the United States. As of January 28, 2017, the Company had operated 1,078 stores consisting of 1,059 Hibbett Sports stores and 19 smaller-format Sports Additions athletic shoe stores in 35 states.
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