World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, July 27th. Analysts expect World Wrestling Entertainment to post earnings of $0.05 per share for the quarter.
World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.03. World Wrestling Entertainment had a return on equity of 11.35% and a net margin of 2.79%. The firm had revenue of $188.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $183.41 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.18 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect World Wrestling Entertainment to post $0.46 EPS for the current fiscal year and $0.64 EPS for the next fiscal year.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE WWE) opened at 21.29 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $20.57 and its 200 day moving average is $20.61. The company has a market cap of $1.63 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 78.85 and a beta of 0.82. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. has a 12-month low of $16.77 and a 12-month high of $23.14.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th were issued a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.25%. World Wrestling Entertainment’s dividend payout ratio is presently 184.62%.
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A number of brokerages recently commented on WWE. Zacks Investment Research upgraded World Wrestling Entertainment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. ValuEngine downgraded World Wrestling Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Morgan Stanley began coverage on World Wrestling Entertainment in a report on Friday, June 30th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $23.00 target price for the company. TheStreet upgraded World Wrestling Entertainment from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price on shares of World Wrestling Entertainment in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. World Wrestling Entertainment has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.98.
About World Wrestling Entertainment
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc (WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company. The Company’s segments are Network, Television, Home Entertainment, Digital Media, Live Events, Licensing, Venue Merchandise, WWEShop, WWE Studios, and Corporate and Other. The Company is engaged in the production and distribution of content through various channels, including its WWE Network, television rights agreements, pay-per-view event programming, live events, feature films, licensing of various WWE themed products, and the sale of consumer products featuring its brands.
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