Headlines about Fred’s (NASDAQ:FRED) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fred’s earned a media sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 41.9533183362847 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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Several research analysts have issued reports on FRED shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Fred’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Loop Capital set a $4.00 target price on shares of Fred’s and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 30th.

Fred’s stock remained flat at $$1.82 during trading hours on Friday. 539,084 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 517,089. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 1.66 and a quick ratio of 0.42. Fred’s has a twelve month low of $1.30 and a twelve month high of $7.63.

Fred’s (NASDAQ:FRED) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, June 14th. The company reported ($0.54) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.12) by ($0.42). The firm had revenue of $437.11 million during the quarter. Fred’s had a negative return on equity of 30.90% and a negative net margin of 7.08%. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($1.02) earnings per share.

Fred’s Company Profile

Fred's, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, sells general merchandise through its retail discount stores and full service pharmacies. The company, through its stores, offers health, beauty, and personal care products; household cleaning supplies, disposable diapers, pet foods, and paper products; and various general merchandise, and food and beverage products to low, middle, and fixed income families located in small- to medium-sized towns.

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