Haverty Furniture Cos. (NYSE:HVT) saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday . 77,947 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 5% from the previous session’s volume of 82,127 shares.The stock last traded at $18.49 and had previously closed at $18.31.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on HVT. TheStreet cut Haverty Furniture Cos. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut Haverty Furniture Cos. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 16th.

The firm has a market capitalization of $409.22 million and a P/E ratio of 15.92. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $18.20 and its 200-day moving average price is $19.09.

Haverty Furniture Cos. (NYSE:HVT) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.01. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.27 earnings per share. The business earned $194.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $196.30 million. Haverty Furniture Cos.’s revenue was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Haverty Furniture Cos. will post $1.22 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Haverty Furniture Cos. news, EVP Steven G. Burdette sold 4,900 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.06, for a total transaction of $88,494.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 1,493 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $26,963.58. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Several large investors recently bought and sold shares of HVT. Royce & Associates LLC boosted its stake in Haverty Furniture Cos. by 8.4% in the fourth quarter. Royce & Associates LLC now owns 1,613,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,585,000 after buying an additional 124,752 shares in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its stake in Haverty Furniture Cos. by 49.1% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 57,393 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,231,000 after buying an additional 18,900 shares in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its stake in Haverty Furniture Cos. by 2.3% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 58,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,263,000 after buying an additional 1,300 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in Haverty Furniture Cos. by 19.5% in the fourth quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 360,847 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,736,000 after buying an additional 59,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sei Investments Co. boosted its stake in Haverty Furniture Cos. by 44.7% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 85,295 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,829,000 after buying an additional 26,349 shares in the last quarter.

Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc is a specialty retailer of residential furniture and accessories. The Company sells home furnishings in its retail stores and through its Website havertys.com. The Company has over 120 stores in approximately 20 states in the southern and Midwest regions with over 4.4 million square feet retail store space.

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