Superior Group of Companies Inc (NASDAQ:SGC) has been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Brokerages have set a 12 month consensus target price of $27.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.34 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Superior Group of Companies an industry rank of 102 out of 256 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several research firms recently weighed in on SGC. BidaskClub raised shares of Superior Group of Companies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 25th. Barrington Research set a $27.00 price objective on shares of Superior Group of Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. TheStreet lowered shares of Superior Group of Companies from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Superior Group of Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 6th.

Shares of NASDAQ SGC traded down $0.04 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $17.83. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 18,888 shares, compared to its average volume of 16,374. The firm has a market capitalization of $272.31 million, a PE ratio of 14.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.89 and a beta of -0.15. The company has a current ratio of 4.18, a quick ratio of 2.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. Superior Group of Companies has a one year low of $15.30 and a one year high of $28.49.

Superior Group of Companies (NASDAQ:SGC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The textile maker reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $95.87 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $92.40 million. Superior Group of Companies had a net margin of 4.41% and a return on equity of 13.94%. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Superior Group of Companies will post 1.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Superior Group of Companies news, Director Robin Hensley sold 2,829 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.85, for a total transaction of $53,326.65. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Jordan M. Alpert sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.25, for a total transaction of $36,500.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 15,965 shares in the company, valued at $291,361.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 33.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. North Star Investment Management Corp. increased its holdings in Superior Group of Companies by 90.3% during the fourth quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 128,702 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $2,272,000 after buying an additional 61,077 shares during the last quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P increased its holdings in Superior Group of Companies by 3.9% during the third quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 29,103 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $554,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the last quarter. First Wilshire Securities Management Inc. acquired a new position in Superior Group of Companies during the third quarter worth $313,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its holdings in Superior Group of Companies by 4.3% during the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 222,500 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $4,232,000 after buying an additional 9,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Superior Group of Companies during the third quarter worth $193,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 36.77% of the company’s stock.

Superior Group of Companies Company Profile

Superior Group of Companies, Inc manufactures and sells apparel and accessories in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Uniforms and Related Products, Remote Staffing Solutions, and Promotional Products. The Uniforms and Related Products segment manufactures and sells a range of uniforms, corporate identity apparel, career apparel, and accessories for the personnel of hospitals and health facilities; hotels, commercial buildings, residential buildings, and food service facilities; retail stores; general and special purpose industrial uses; commercial enterprises; public and private safety and security organizations; and miscellaneous service uses.

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