Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Dividend Stock Buzz: Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI)

Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI) share price jumped at US$ 2.84 before falling back to end the trade at US$ 2.8 a share. The dividend stock is -66.03% off a 52-week high stock price of US$ 9 but is up 3.7% since hitting the US$ 2.7.

After a 0% fall from previous close of US$ 2.8, Stage Stores, Inc. (SSI) has a US$ 76.05 Million market cap. The company pays a US$ 0.15-cent-per-share quarterly dividend, giving it a 21.43% yield. That brings its full year payout to US$ 0.6.

The SSI has tumbled -35.93% year-to-date. The equity has slowed down in recent weeks, with shares lower about -43.08% in the past three months. It added -11.95%, climbed -37.92% and jumped -49.29% in the week, one month and six months, respectively. Revenue growth rate was recorded at 1.8% and net income per share was seen moving at a -34.5% rate in the past five years.

Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI) is over -17% below analysts’ consensus price target of US$ 2.38. The stock has blown through analysts’ low price target of US$ 1, but is still below the high US$ 4.5 target. On a price appreciation basis over the past 12 months, the stock returned -62.46%.

The most recent short interest data show 26.65% of the company’s stock are short sold. It would take about 6.99 days to cover all short positions. In terms of volatility, it has a beta coefficient of 0.85 and technical analysis volatility indicator called Average True Range or ATR around 0.22.

Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI) closed -44.74% below its 200-day moving average which many technicians use as a guide to the long-term trend, so stocks above the line are considered to be in longer-term uptrends, while those below it are considered to be in downtrends. The stock is -33.26% below another chart threshold, its 50-day moving average and -19.45% below its 20-day simple moving average.

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Dividend Stock Buzz: Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI)

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