Cracker Barrel (CBRL) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.06

Headlines about Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Cracker Barrel earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.1357985356653 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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A number of research firms have recently commented on CBRL. SunTrust Banks set a $165.00 target price on Cracker Barrel and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cracker Barrel from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. BidaskClub upgraded Cracker Barrel from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Bank of America lowered their price target on Cracker Barrel from $160.00 to $155.00 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, Maxim Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of Cracker Barrel in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and nine have assigned a hold rating to the stock. Cracker Barrel has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $163.13.

Shares of CBRL opened at $163.16 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,956.27, a P/E ratio of 19.49, a P/E/G ratio of 2.24 and a beta of 0.62. Cracker Barrel has a 52-week low of $141.75 and a 52-week high of $179.12. The company has a quick ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65.

Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The restaurant operator reported $2.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.42 by $0.31. The company had revenue of $787.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $787.26 million. Cracker Barrel had a return on equity of 36.86% and a net margin of 8.10%. Cracker Barrel’s revenue was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $2.19 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Cracker Barrel will post 9.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 7th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 13th will be given a dividend of $1.20 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 12th. This represents a $4.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.94%. Cracker Barrel’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 57.35%.

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Cracker Barrel Company Profile

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc is engaged in the operation and development of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store concept (Cracker Barrel). The Company’s segments include Restaurant and Retail. As of September 19, 2016, the Company operated 640 Cracker Barrel stores in 43 states. The format of its stores consists of a rustic old country-store design offering a restaurant menu that features home-style country food and a range of decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts and toys, apparel, cookware and foods.

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