News articles about Escalade, (NASDAQ:ESCA) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Escalade, earned a news impact score of -0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 44.1687342621676 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Several analysts have recently issued reports on ESCA shares. ValuEngine upgraded Escalade, from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Escalade, from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Escalade, from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st.
Shares of Escalade, (ESCA) opened at 13.00 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $186.73 million, a P/E ratio of 16.69 and a beta of 0.10. Escalade, has a 52 week low of $11.30 and a 52 week high of $14.70. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $12.15 and its 200 day moving average price is $12.56.
Escalade, (NASDAQ:ESCA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by ($0.08). Escalade, had a return on equity of 10.95% and a net margin of 6.67%. The business had revenue of $52.39 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $45.60 million. On average, equities analysts forecast that Escalade, will post $0.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 18th. Investors of record on Monday, September 11th were issued a dividend of $0.115 per share. This represents a $0.46 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.54%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 8th. Escalade,’s payout ratio is currently 58.23%.
In other news, CEO David L. Fetherman sold 9,250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.11, for a total transaction of $112,017.50. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 102,729 shares in the company, valued at $1,244,048.19. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 20.00% of the company’s stock.
Escalade, Incorporated (Escalade) is a manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods through its subsidiary Escalade Sports. The Company operates in Sporting Goods (Escalade Sports) segment. Escalade Sports manufactures, imports and distributes sporting goods brands in basketball goals, archery, indoor and outdoor game recreation and fitness products through sporting goods retailers, specialty dealers, key online retailers, traditional department stores and mass merchants.
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