Press coverage about Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hanesbrands earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the textile maker an impact score of 46.641076420387 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Hanesbrands (HBI) traded up $0.03 during trading on Friday, reaching $19.22. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 7,612,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,154,867. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 1.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,110.00, a P/E ratio of 9.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 0.76. Hanesbrands has a one year low of $18.90 and a one year high of $25.73.

Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The textile maker reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60. The business had revenue of $1.80 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.80 billion. Hanesbrands had a return on equity of 64.73% and a net margin of 9.43%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.56 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Hanesbrands will post 1.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 14th will be given a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.12%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 13th. Hanesbrands’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.04%.

HBI has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub raised Hanesbrands from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Credit Suisse Group set a $28.00 price objective on Hanesbrands and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $32.00 price objective on Hanesbrands and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price objective (up from $25.00) on shares of Hanesbrands in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Vetr cut Hanesbrands from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.36 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, August 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $26.13.

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In other news, insider John T. Marsh sold 10,325 shares of Hanesbrands stock in a transaction on Monday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.27, for a total value of $250,587.75. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 99,997 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,426,927.19. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Hanesbrands

Hanesbrands Inc is a marketer of basic innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia/Pacific under apparel brands, such as Hanes, Champion, Maidenform, DIM, Bali, Playtex, Bonds, JMS/Just My Size, Nur Die/Nur Der, L’eggs, Lovable, Wonderbra, Flexees, Gear for Sports and Berlei.

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