Kirkland’s Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) Director Carl Kirkland sold 40,736 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.06, for a total transaction of $613,484.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 467,011 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,033,185.66. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Carl Kirkland also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, November 25th, Carl Kirkland sold 877 shares of Kirkland’s stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.02, for a total transaction of $13,172.54.
  • On Friday, November 18th, Carl Kirkland sold 30,182 shares of Kirkland’s stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.06, for a total transaction of $424,358.92.
  • On Wednesday, November 16th, Carl Kirkland sold 9,721 shares of Kirkland’s stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.66, for a total transaction of $132,788.86.
  • On Tuesday, November 15th, Carl Kirkland sold 90,279 shares of Kirkland’s stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.54, for a total transaction of $1,222,377.66.
  • On Thursday, October 20th, Carl Kirkland sold 37,643 shares of Kirkland’s stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.67, for a total transaction of $476,936.81.
  • On Thursday, October 6th, Carl Kirkland sold 12,494 shares of Kirkland’s stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.53, for a total transaction of $156,549.82.
  • On Wednesday, September 28th, Carl Kirkland sold 502 shares of Kirkland’s stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.50, for a total transaction of $6,275.00.
  • On Monday, September 26th, Carl Kirkland sold 4,800 shares of Kirkland’s stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.51, for a total transaction of $60,048.00.
  • On Friday, September 23rd, Carl Kirkland sold 17,992 shares of Kirkland’s stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.63, for a total transaction of $227,238.96.
  • On Thursday, September 22nd, Carl Kirkland sold 19,718 shares of Kirkland’s stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.59, for a total transaction of $248,249.62.

Shares of Kirkland’s Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) opened at 15.40 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $12.93 and its 200 day moving average is $13.67. Kirkland’s Inc. has a 12 month low of $11.18 and a 12 month high of $18.19. The stock has a market capitalization of $244.71 million, a PE ratio of 18.73 and a beta of 1.66.

Kirkland’s (NASDAQ:KIRK) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 22nd. The company reported ($0.05) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.05. Kirkland’s had a net margin of 2.22% and a return on equity of 10.96%. The firm earned $138.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $137.50 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.02) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Kirkland’s Inc. will post $0.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY boosted its position in shares of Kirkland’s by 17.5% in the third quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY now owns 1,246,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,179,000 after buying an additional 185,800 shares during the period. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in Kirkland’s by 8.4% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 1,065,027 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,972,000 after buying an additional 82,856 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Kirkland’s by 4.4% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 899,345 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,203,000 after buying an additional 37,974 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Kirkland’s by 4.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 727,017 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,673,000 after buying an additional 29,114 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. boosted its position in Kirkland’s by 65.2% in the third quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. now owns 685,350 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,348,000 after buying an additional 270,411 shares during the last quarter. 88.08% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research analysts have commented on KIRK shares. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on shares of Kirkland’s in a report on Saturday. Sidoti downgraded shares of Kirkland’s from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $21.00 to $13.00 in a report on Tuesday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kirkland’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 25th. Finally, SunTrust Banks Inc. dropped their price objective on shares of Kirkland’s from $20.00 to $16.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $18.20.

About Kirkland’s

Kirkland’s, Inc is a specialty retailer of home decor and gifts in the United States. The Company’s merchandise categories include wall decor, art, mirrors, lamps, decorative accessories, accent furniture, textiles, fragrance and accessories, frames, housewares, impulse and personal accessories, outdoor living and artificial floral products.

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