Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Dillard's (DDS) Share Price

Headlines about Dillard's (NYSE:DDS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing 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. Dillard's earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.1767477014513 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on DDS. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an “underweight” rating and set a $36.00 price objective (down previously from $49.00) on shares of Dillard's in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub lowered Dillard's from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Dillard's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Dillard's from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $48.25.

Dillard's (NYSE:DDS) opened at $58.68 on Thursday. Dillard's has a 12-month low of $45.51 and a 12-month high of $83.44. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,710.50, a P/E ratio of 15.51, a P/E/G ratio of 6.55 and a beta of 1.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a current ratio of 1.42.

Dillard's (NYSE:DDS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.35 billion. Dillard's had a return on equity of 7.40% and a net margin of 1.92%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.67 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Dillard's will post 3.5 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 5th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. Dillard's’s payout ratio is currently 10.64%.

In other Dillard's news, Director J C. Watts, Jr. sold 450 shares of Dillard's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.30, for a total transaction of $27,135.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 8,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $494,460. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 26.63% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Dillard's Company Profile

Dillard’s, Inc is a retailer of fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 293 Dillard’s stores, including 25 clearance centers, and an Internet store offering a selection of merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men and children, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods.

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