News headlines about Hibbett Sports (NASDAQ:HIBB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hibbett Sports earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.2406968948276 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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HIBB opened at $28.45 on Friday. Hibbett Sports has a 12-month low of $9.40 and a 12-month high of $28.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a current ratio of 3.00 and a quick ratio of 0.81. The stock has a market capitalization of $510.42, a PE ratio of 17.45, a PEG ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 0.84.

Hibbett Sports (NASDAQ:HIBB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, March 16th. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.15. Hibbett Sports had a return on equity of 10.37% and a net margin of 3.62%. The firm had revenue of $266.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $261.37 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.54 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Hibbett Sports will post 1.87 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on HIBB. ValuEngine upgraded Hibbett Sports from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. BidaskClub lowered Hibbett Sports from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. Canaccord Genuity set a $29.00 target price on Hibbett Sports and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. Credit Suisse Group upped their target price on Hibbett Sports from $13.50 to $16.50 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Finally, Bank of America decreased their target price on Hibbett Sports from $30.00 to $28.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $21.61.

In related news, Director Alton E. Yother sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.20, for a total transaction of $141,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 16,237 shares in the company, valued at approximately $457,883.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Cathy E. Pryor sold 6,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.58, for a total value of $146,770.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 13,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $300,314. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Hibbett Sports Company Profile

Hibbett Sports, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates athletic specialty stores in small and mid-sized markets primarily in the South, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic, and the Midwest regions of the United States. Its stores offer a range of merchandise, including athletic footwear, team sports equipment, athletic and fashion apparel, and related accessories.

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