Media coverage about Express (NYSE:EXPR) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Express earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.5842683578124 out of 100, meaning 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 news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Express (NYSE EXPR) traded up $0.16 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $7.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,838,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,854,262. The firm has a market capitalization of $587.12, a price-to-earnings ratio of 46.57 and a beta of 1.55. Express has a 12 month low of $5.28 and a 12 month high of $11.69.

Express (NYSE:EXPR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 30th. The company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08. The company had revenue of $498.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $487.38 million. Express had a return on equity of 3.85% and a net margin of 0.60%. The firm’s revenue was down 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.15 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Express will post 0.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Express announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Thursday, November 30th that permits the company to buyback $150.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

EXPR has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Express from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. BidaskClub upgraded Express from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Express in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of Express in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Express from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eleven have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. Express has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.88.

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Express Company Profile

Express, Inc is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer offering both women’s and men’s merchandise. The Company targets women and men between 20 and 30 years old. It offers an assortment of fashionable apparel and accessories to address fashion needs across multiple aspects of lifestyles, including work, casual, jeanswear and going-out occasions.

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