Finish Line (FINL) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.21

News headlines about Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Finish Line earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.1955578779974 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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Several brokerages have recently commented on FINL. Canaccord Genuity set a $14.00 target price on Finish Line and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday. Jefferies Group downgraded Finish Line from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Finish Line from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. BidaskClub upgraded Finish Line from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Finally, Citigroup upgraded Finish Line from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $10.00 to $13.50 in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.53.

Shares of NASDAQ FINL traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $13.52. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 778,816 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,789,059. Finish Line has a 12-month low of $6.90 and a 12-month high of $16.38. The company has a market capitalization of $546.01, a PE ratio of 19.59, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 0.88.

Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, March 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.01. Finish Line had a return on equity of 6.33% and a net margin of 0.78%. The firm had revenue of $561.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $575.43 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.50 EPS. The company’s revenue was up .7% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Finish Line will post 0.7 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 2nd were paid a $0.115 dividend. This represents a $0.46 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.40%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 1st. This is an increase from Finish Line’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. Finish Line’s payout ratio is presently 66.67%.

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About Finish Line

The Finish Line, Inc is a specialty retailer. The Company is a retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids, throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company operates through the Finish Line brand. Finish Line is a retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories.

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