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Shares of bebe Stores (NASDAQ:BEBE) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday , Analyst Ratings Net reports. The stock traded as low as $4.09 and last traded at $4.12, with a volume of 224,717 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.28.

A number of research firms have recently commented on BEBE. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of bebe Stores from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, May 12th. They now have a $4.90 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of bebe Stores in a research note on Tuesday, April 22nd. Finally, analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott upgraded shares of bebe Stores from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 14th. They now have a $7.50 price target on the stock, up previously from $5.50. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.97.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $5.27 and its 200-day moving average is $5.57. The company’s market cap is $324.9 million.

bebe Stores (NASDAQ:BEBE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 8th. The company reported ($0.31) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.27) by $0.04. The company had revenue of $93.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $93.10 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.14) earnings per share. bebe Stores’s revenue was down 17.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that bebe Stores will post $-0.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 4th will be given a dividend of $0.025 per share. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 2nd.

bebe stores, inc. designs, develop and produce a distinctive lines of contemporary women’s apparel and accessories.

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