Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect B. Riley Financial (RILY) Share Price

Media stories about B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. B. Riley Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 46.0051457172038 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ RILY) traded down 2.3524% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $16.6001. The stock had a trading volume of 250,656 shares. B. Riley Financial has a 1-year low of $11.48 and a 1-year high of $21.30. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $16.70 and its 200-day moving average is $16.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $352.19 million, a PE ratio of 8.6594 and a beta of 1.15.

B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The asset manager reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. B. Riley Financial had a return on equity of 22.74% and a net margin of 14.34%. The firm had revenue of $66.68 million for the quarter.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 21st were paid a $0.08 dividend. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 17th. B. Riley Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 16.24%.

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B. Riley Financial Company Profile

B. Riley Financial, Inc is an independent investment bank. The Company’s segments include capital markets, auction and liquidation, valuation and appraisal, and Principal Investments-United Online. The capital markets segment provides an array of investment banking, corporate finance, research, wealth management, sales and trading services to corporate, institutional and high net worth clients.

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