Media stories about Ark Restaurants (NASDAQ:ARKR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. Ark Restaurants earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.0306423585304 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Ark Restaurants (ARKR) traded up $1.20 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $26.86. 13,500 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 7,750. Ark Restaurants has a 1 year low of $21.75 and a 1 year high of $29.49. The company has a current ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 0.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21. The stock has a market capitalization of $88.12, a PE ratio of 23.56 and a beta of 0.30.

Ark Restaurants (NASDAQ:ARKR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December 27th. The restaurant operator reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter. Ark Restaurants had a net margin of 2.63% and a return on equity of 7.05%. The firm had revenue of $39.47 million for the quarter.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 3rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 19th were issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.72%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, December 18th. Ark Restaurants’s payout ratio is 87.72%.

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Ark Restaurants Company Profile

Ark Restaurants Corp. owns and operates restaurants, bars, fast food concepts and catering operations. As of October 1, 2016, the Company owned and/or operated 21 restaurants and bars, 19 fast food concepts and catering operations through its subsidiaries. As of October 1, 2016, six of its restaurant and bar facilities were located in New York City; two were located in Washington, DC; five were located in Las Vegas, Nevada; three were located in Atlantic City, New Jersey; one was located at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut; one was located in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, Massachusetts, and three were located on the east coast of Florida.

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