News coverage about RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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. RCI Hospitality earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.7142005172663 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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Shares of RCI Hospitality (RICK) opened at $29.48 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $288.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.56 and a beta of 0.43. RCI Hospitality has a 52 week low of $16.15 and a 52 week high of $33.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 0.98.

RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 7th. The restaurant operator reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $41.21 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $41.24 million. RCI Hospitality had a return on equity of 12.26% and a net margin of 12.91%. equities analysts expect that RCI Hospitality will post 2.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 26th. Investors of record on Monday, March 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.03 per share. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 9th. RCI Hospitality’s dividend payout ratio is 5.91%.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. BidaskClub raised RCI Hospitality from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday. Westpark Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of RCI Hospitality in a report on Thursday, March 8th. ValuEngine raised RCI Hospitality from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered RCI Hospitality from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th.

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RCI Hospitality Company Profile

With more than 40 units, RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, is the country’s leading company in gentlemen’s clubs and sports bars/restaurants. Clubs in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Minneapolis, and other cities operate under brand names, such as “Rick’s Cabaret,” “XTC,” “Club Onyx,” “Vivid Cabaret,” “Jaguars” and “Tootsie’s Cabaret.” Sports bars/restaurants operate under the brand name “Bombshells Restaurant & Bar.” Investors are attracted by RCI’s strong cash flow, operating margins and local laws that create high barriers to entry in the gentlemen’s club business.

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