Media headlines about Kirkland’s Home (NASDAQ:KIRK) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Kirkland’s Home earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 47.1548980868101 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Humboldt tragedy hits home (castanet.net)
- Rep. DelBene hosts housing roundtable in Kirkland (kirklandreporter.com)
- Kirkland’s is looking for a new CEO (chainstoreage.com)
- Kirkland’s President/CEO Resigns (retailtouchpoints.com)
- Kirkland’s CEO on the way out (nashvillepost.com)
Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. B. Riley assumed coverage on shares of Kirkland’s Home in a research report on Monday, March 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $14.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Kirkland’s Home from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Kirkland’s Home from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating on shares of Kirkland’s Home in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Kirkland’s Home presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $12.38.
Kirkland’s Home (NASDAQ:KIRK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, March 16th. The specialty retailer reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by ($0.01). Kirkland’s Home had a net margin of 0.84% and a return on equity of 4.59%. The business had revenue of $224.61 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $223.59 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.90 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Kirkland’s Home will post 0.49 earnings per share for the current year.
In other Kirkland’s Home news, insider W Michael Madden sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.05, for a total transaction of $150,750.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 127,510 shares in the company, valued at $1,281,475.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 7.80% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
About Kirkland’s Home
Kirkland's, Inc operates as a specialty retailer of home décor and gifts in the United States. The company's stores provide various merchandise, including framed arts, mirrors, wall décors, candles and related items, lamps, decorative accessories, accent furniture, textiles, garden-related accessories, and artificial floral products.
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