Shares of Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Co (NYSE:HBB) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Analysts have set a 1-year consensus price objective of $20.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $1.45 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Hamilton Beach Brands an industry rank of 184 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Hamilton Beach Brands from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 13th.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Aperio Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Hamilton Beach Brands in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $45,000. Endurance Wealth Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Hamilton Beach Brands by 200.0% in the third quarter. Endurance Wealth Management Inc. now owns 3,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $49,000 after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP acquired a new stake in shares of Hamilton Beach Brands in the third quarter worth $194,000. Ancora Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Hamilton Beach Brands by 3,372.7% in the third quarter. Ancora Advisors LLC now owns 20,871 shares of the company’s stock worth $337,000 after buying an additional 20,270 shares during the last quarter. Finally, KBC Group NV boosted its holdings in shares of Hamilton Beach Brands by 19.4% during the 2nd quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 18,877 shares of the company’s stock worth $360,000 after buying an additional 3,066 shares during the period. 33.46% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE HBB traded down $0.66 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $18.74. The stock had a trading volume of 27,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 43,772. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $18.84 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $16.95. Hamilton Beach Brands has a 52 week low of $12.60 and a 52 week high of $29.35. The company has a market capitalization of $265.73 million, a P/E ratio of 11.79 and a beta of 0.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a quick ratio of 0.50 and a current ratio of 1.19.

Hamilton Beach Brands (NYSE:HBB) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 6th. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by ($0.43). The business had revenue of $169.78 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $191.40 million. Hamilton Beach Brands had a net margin of 1.80% and a return on equity of 24.14%. As a group, analysts expect that Hamilton Beach Brands will post 1.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.09 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 27th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.92%. Hamilton Beach Brands’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 22.64%.

About Hamilton Beach Brands

Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the consumer, commercial, specialty small appliance, and specialty retail market in the United States and internationally. It designs, markets, and distributes a range of small branded electric household and specialty housewares small appliances, including blenders, can openers, coffeemakers, food processors, indoor electric grills, irons, mixers, slow cookers, toasters, and toaster ovens, as well as commercial products for restaurants, bars, and hotels under the Hamilton Beach Commercial and Proctor Silex Commercial brands.

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