News headlines about Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wingstop earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.0468753101779 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

WING has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Wingstop from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Wingstop from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $35.00 to $40.00 in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Jefferies Group increased their target price on Wingstop from $28.00 to $29.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price on shares of Wingstop in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 target price on shares of Wingstop in a research note on Friday, November 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $45.50.

Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING) opened at $45.91 on Thursday. Wingstop has a 52 week low of $24.74 and a 52 week high of $49.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.37, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 0.89. The company has a market capitalization of $1,331.09, a price-to-earnings ratio of 63.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 1.01.

The business also recently disclosed a None dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 9th were paid a dividend of $3.17 per share. This represents a yield of 0.065849605317823%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 8th. This is a positive change from Wingstop’s previous None dividend of $0.07. Wingstop’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 19.44%.

In other Wingstop news, Director Michael J. Hislop sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.03, for a total transaction of $205,150.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Chairman Charles R. Morrison sold 1,476 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.13, for a total value of $71,039.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.76% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Wingstop

Wingstop Inc is franchisor and operator of restaurants that specializes in cooked-to-order, hand-sauced and tossed chicken wings. The Company operates through two segments: Franchise and Company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company offers its guests 11 flavors on bone-in and boneless chicken wings paired with hand-cut, seasoned fries and sides.

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