Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Guess? (GES) Share Price

News coverage about Guess? (NYSE:GES) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Guess? earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9354627383648 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on GES. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of Guess? in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. B. Riley began coverage on Guess? in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of Guess? in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Guess? from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Guess? presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.10.

Shares of Guess? (NYSE GES) opened at $16.50 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.58, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. Guess? has a 52 week low of $9.56 and a 52 week high of $18.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,364.93, a PE ratio of -412.50, a PEG ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 0.42.

Guess? (NYSE:GES) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.01. Guess? had a positive return on equity of 4.35% and a negative net margin of 0.10%. The firm had revenue of $554.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $569.75 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.11 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Guess? will post 0.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 3rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 13th were issued a dividend of $0.225 per share. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.45%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 12th. Guess?’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -2,250.00%.

In related news, Director Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz sold 4,000 shares of Guess? stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.73, for a total transaction of $70,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 38,433 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $681,417.09. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 29.60% of the company’s stock.

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About Guess?

Guess?, Inc designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collections of apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company operates through five segments: Americas Retail, Europe, Asia, Americas Wholesale and Licensing. The Americas Retail segment includes the Company’s retail and e-commerce operations in North and Central America and its retail operations in South America.

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