News stories about Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dillard’s earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.4975457987481 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

DDS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. TheStreet raised shares of Dillard’s from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub cut shares of Dillard’s from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Dillard’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dillard’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG upped their target price on shares of Dillard’s from $39.00 to $42.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.25.

Dillard’s (NYSE DDS) opened at $55.61 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a current ratio of 1.42. The stock has a market cap of $1,572.07, a PE ratio of 14.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.02 and a beta of 1.16. Dillard’s has a one year low of $45.51 and a one year high of $83.44.

Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.35 billion. Dillard’s had a net margin of 1.92% and a return on equity of 7.40%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.67 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Dillard’s will post 3.5 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director J C. Watts, Jr. sold 450 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.30, for a total value of $27,135.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 8,200 shares in the company, valued at approximately $494,460. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 23.27% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Dillard’s Company Profile

Dillard’s, Inc is a retailer of fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 293 Dillard’s stores, including 25 clearance centers, and an Internet store offering a selection of merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men and children, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods.

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