Dillard's (DDS) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about Dillard's (NYSE:DDS) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dillard's earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0112555100247 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Dillard's (NYSE DDS) opened at $69.50 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,975.94, a P/E ratio of 18.48, a PEG ratio of 7.45 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 has a 52 week low of $45.51 and a 52 week high of $83.44.

Dillard's (NYSE:DDS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.35 billion. Dillard's had a return on equity of 7.40% and a net margin of 1.92%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.67 EPS. research analysts expect that Dillard's will post 3.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 5th. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 0.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. Dillard's’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 10.64%.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on DDS. ValuEngine lowered Dillard's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised Dillard's from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $52.60.

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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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