Conn's (CONN) Receives Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.16

Media stories about Conn's (NASDAQ:CONN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Conn's earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.5342964478465 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Conn's (NASDAQ CONN) opened at $35.55 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $1,115.24, a P/E ratio of 323.21, a PEG ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 1.86. The company has a current ratio of 3.94, a quick ratio of 3.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.84. Conn's has a 12-month low of $7.75 and a 12-month high of $37.80.

Conn's (NASDAQ:CONN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 7th. The specialty retailer reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $373.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $372.40 million. Conn's had a net margin of 0.21% and a return on equity of 2.64%. The company’s revenue was down 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.08) EPS. research analysts expect that Conn's will post 0.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Stephens lifted their price target on shares of Conn's from $39.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Conn's in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Conn's from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Conn's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 price target on shares of Conn's in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $37.50.

In related news, Director David Schofman acquired 1,000 shares of Conn's stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 11th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $32.20 per share, for a total transaction of $32,200.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 20,384 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $656,364.80. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Harriet C. Stephens acquired 23,000 shares of Conn's stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 16th. The shares were bought at an average price of $25.50 per share, with a total value of $586,500.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought a total of 66,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,685,500 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 3.48% of the company’s stock.

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About Conn's

Conn’s, Inc is a specialty retailer that offers a selection of consumer goods and related services in addition to a credit solution for its core credit constrained consumers. The Company operates through two segments: retail and credit. The Retail segment includes product categories, such as furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room and bedroom; home appliance, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and ranges; Consumer electronics, including liquid-crystal-display (LED), organic LED (OLED), Ultra high definition (HD) and Internet-ready televisions, and home office, including computers, printers and accessories.

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