Buckle Inc. (BKE) Trading Down 1.8%
Shares of Buckle Inc. (NYSE:BKE) traded down 1.8% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $26.44 and last traded at $26.47, with a volume of 168,562 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $26.96.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. KeyCorp restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Buckle in a report on Sunday, June 26th. Wolfe Research lowered Buckle from a “peer perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $23.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Friday, May 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Buckle from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 25th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “sell” rating on shares of Buckle in a report on Tuesday, May 31st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.80.
The company’s 50 day moving average is $26.55 and its 200 day moving average is $28.06. The company has a market capitalization of $1.26 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.80.
Buckle (NYSE:BKE) last issued its earnings results on Friday, August 19th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.04. The firm earned $212.20 million during the quarter. The business’s revenue was down 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.49 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that Buckle Inc. will post $2.43 EPS for the current year.
In related news, VP Kyle Hanson sold 5,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.13, for a total transaction of $141,102.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 25,400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $663,702. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Kelli D. Molczyk sold 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.71, for a total value of $106,840.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 21,163 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $565,263.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
The Buckle, Inc is a retailer of casual apparel, footwear and accessories for young men and women. The Company markets a selection of brand name casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories and footwear. The Company provides customer services, such as free hemming, free gift-wrapping, easy layaways, the Buckle private label credit card, and a frequent shopper program.
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