Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $35.62 and last traded at $35.38, with a volume of 78,836 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $34.97.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on ETH. Telsey Advisory Group upped their price objective on shares of Ethan Allen Interiors from $30.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 20th. Dougherty & Co upped their price objective on shares of Ethan Allen Interiors from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Ethan Allen Interiors from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Ethan Allen Interiors has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.00.

The company has a market capitalization of $973.50 million and a PE ratio of 19.16. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $33.04 and its 200-day moving average price is $30.30.

Ethan Allen Interiors (NYSE:ETH) last announced its earnings results on Monday, April 25th. The company reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30 by $0.04. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.18 EPS. The company had revenue of $190.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $183.04 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. will post $1.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 6th.

In related news, Director Domenick J. Esposito bought 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 9th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $33.14 per share, with a total value of $33,140.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 2,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $66,280. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Several large investors recently made changes to their positions in ETH. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in shares of Ethan Allen Interiors by 16,671.7% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 78,827 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,193,000 after buying an additional 78,357 shares during the last quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Ethan Allen Interiors by 35.7% in the fourth quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 78,897 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,195,000 after buying an additional 20,736 shares during the period. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. boosted its position in shares of Ethan Allen Interiors by 16.4% in the fourth quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 61,681 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,716,000 after buying an additional 8,681 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of Ethan Allen Interiors by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 45,577 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,268,000 after buying an additional 1,355 shares during the period. Finally, State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its position in shares of Ethan Allen Interiors by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 246,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,860,000 after buying an additional 1,244 shares during the period.

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc (Ethan Allen) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ethan Allen Global, Inc, is an interior design company. The Company is a manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings and accessories. The Company offers interior design service to its clients and sells a range of furniture products and decorative accents through ethanallen.com and a network of approximately 300 design centers in the United States.

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