Headlines about Buckle (NYSE:BKE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Buckle earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 48.3985702116039 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

BKE has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Buckle from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $30.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 13th. ValuEngine downgraded Buckle from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Buckle from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, May 25th.

Shares of NYSE:BKE traded down $0.60 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $22.45. The stock had a trading volume of 600,239 shares, compared to its average volume of 555,698. The company has a market capitalization of $1.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.14 and a beta of 0.64. Buckle has a 1 year low of $14.25 and a 1 year high of $29.65.

Buckle (NYSE:BKE) last posted its earnings results on Friday, August 24th. The company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.31 by $0.01. Buckle had a return on equity of 23.39% and a net margin of 10.53%. The company had revenue of $201.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $201.82 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.24 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Buckle will post 1.91 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Buckle news, Director Karen B. Rhoads sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.48, for a total transaction of $569,600.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 9,210 shares in the company, valued at $262,300.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 41.80% of the company’s stock.

Buckle Company Profile

The Buckle, Inc operates as a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for young men and women in the United States. It markets a selection of brand name casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories, and footwear, as well as private label merchandise primarily comprising BKE, Buckle Black, BKE Boutique, Red by BKE, Daytrip denim, Gimmicks, Gilded Intent, Outpost Makers, Departwest, and Veece.

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