Dillard’s (DDS) Cut to Sell at ValuEngine

Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

DDS has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Bank of America downgraded shares of Dillard’s from a “buy” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $55.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, November 15th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on shares of Dillard’s to $60.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, August 16th. Telsey Advisory Group dropped their price target on shares of Dillard’s from $83.00 to $65.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 16th. Wedbush initiated coverage on shares of Dillard’s in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $95.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Dillard’s from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 20th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Sell” and an average target price of $64.86.

Shares of NYSE DDS opened at $65.39 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.49, a quick ratio of 0.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. The stock has a market cap of $1.80 billion, a PE ratio of 11.14, a P/E/G ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.82. Dillard’s has a 52-week low of $55.88 and a 52-week high of $98.75.



Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 15th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.56 by ($0.40). The company had revenue of $1.46 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.38 billion. Dillard’s had a net margin of 3.70% and a return on equity of 9.88%. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.41 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Dillard’s will post 5.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its holdings in Dillard’s by 69.0% during the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,335 shares of the company’s stock valued at $126,000 after buying an additional 545 shares in the last quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC grew its holdings in Dillard’s by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC now owns 51,160 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,835,000 after buying an additional 765 shares in the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Dillard’s by 12.2% in the third quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 7,104 shares of the company’s stock valued at $542,000 after purchasing an additional 774 shares in the last quarter. United Services Automobile Association grew its holdings in shares of Dillard’s by 28.1% in the second quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 4,896 shares of the company’s stock valued at $463,000 after purchasing an additional 1,073 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Dillard’s by 172.1% in the third quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,837 shares of the company’s stock valued at $140,000 after purchasing an additional 1,162 shares in the last quarter. 91.29% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Dillard’s

Dillard's, Inc operates retail department stores primarily in the Southeastern, Southwestern, and Midwestern areas of the United States. The company's stores offer a selection of merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men, and children; accessories; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods.

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