News stories about Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Zumiez earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the apparel and footwear maker an impact score of 46.3439350189768 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Zumiez (ZUMZ) opened at $21.45 on Friday. Zumiez has a 1-year low of $11.43 and a 1-year high of $23.10. The stock has a market cap of $542.87, a PE ratio of 21.03, a P/E/G ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 1.39.

Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 30th. The apparel and footwear maker reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48. The firm had revenue of $245.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $244.50 million. Zumiez had a net margin of 2.84% and a return on equity of 7.99%. Zumiez’s quarterly revenue was up 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.43 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Zumiez will post 1.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on ZUMZ. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective (up previously from $18.00) on shares of Zumiez in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $17.00 price objective on shares of Zumiez in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective on shares of Zumiez in a report on Sunday, December 3rd. BMO Capital Markets set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Zumiez and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Zumiez from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.00.

In other Zumiez news, Director Scott Andrew Bailey sold 7,843 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.75, for a total transaction of $162,742.25. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 9,908 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $205,591. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 27.50% of the company’s stock.

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Zumiez Company Profile

Zumiez Inc, including its subsidiaries, is a specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods for young men and women through the fashion, music, art and culture of action sports, streetwear and other lifestyles. The Company operates under the names Zumiez, Blue Tomato and Fast Times.

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