News headlines about Lifetime Brands (NASDAQ:LCUT) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lifetime Brands earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9164196934628 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
LCUT has been the subject of a number of research reports. BidaskClub upgraded Lifetime Brands from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Sidoti raised Lifetime Brands from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 26th.
Lifetime Brands (LCUT) traded up 1.20% on Friday, hitting $16.80. The stock had a trading volume of 35,992 shares. The company has a market cap of $248.61 million, a P/E ratio of 13.95 and a beta of 0.98. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $18.40 and its 200-day moving average is $18.11. Lifetime Brands has a 52-week low of $12.03 and a 52-week high of $21.20.
Lifetime Brands (NASDAQ:LCUT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported ($0.05) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $117.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $121.59 million. Lifetime Brands had a net margin of 2.99% and a return on equity of 10.27%. The business’s revenue was down .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.01 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Lifetime Brands will post $1.32 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be paid a $0.0425 dividend. This represents a $0.17 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 31st. Lifetime Brands’s payout ratio is currently 14.05%.
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Lifetime Brands Company Profile
Lifetime Brands, Inc designs, sources and sells branded kitchenware, tableware and other products used in the home. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Wholesale, International and Retail Direct. In the U.S. Wholesale segment, the Company designs, markets and distributes its products to retailers and distributors.
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