Conn’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

Several other research firms have also issued reports on CONN. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Conn’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Stephens reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $28.00 target price (up from $25.00) on shares of Conn’s in a report on Monday, July 17th. ValuEngine raised shares of Conn’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Conn’s in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective (up from $19.00) on shares of Conn’s in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.50.

Shares of Conn’s (NASDAQ CONN) traded up 2.72% during trading on Friday, reaching $20.80. 470,213 shares of the company traded hands. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $20.30 and its 200-day moving average price is $14.80. The company’s market capitalization is $645.07 million. Conn’s has a 52 week low of $6.55 and a 52 week high of $23.75.

Conn’s (NASDAQ:CONN) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, June 6th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.05) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.22) by $0.17. The company had revenue of $355.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $357.53 million. Conn’s had a negative net margin of 1.18% and a negative return on equity of 0.72%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.31) EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Conn’s will post $0.49 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, major shareholder W. R. Jr. Stephens acquired 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 14th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $18.85 per share, with a total value of $226,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director James H. Haworth sold 7,392 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.34, for a total transaction of $142,961.28. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 4,425 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $85,579.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 3.48% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. American International Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Conn’s by 7.1% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 12,501 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $109,000 after buying an additional 830 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Conn’s during the second quarter worth about $114,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its stake in shares of Conn’s by 839.9% in the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 16,138 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $204,000 after buying an additional 14,421 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new stake in shares of Conn’s during the second quarter worth about $258,000. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in shares of Conn’s by 2.5% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 16,192 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $310,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the period. 62.58% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Conn’s Company Profile

Conn’s, Inc is a specialty retailer that offers a selection of consumer goods and related services in addition to a credit solution for its core credit constrained consumers. The Company operates through two segments: retail and credit. The Retail segment includes product categories, such as furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room and bedroom; home appliance, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and ranges; Consumer electronics, including liquid-crystal-display (LED), organic LED (OLED), Ultra high definition (HD) and Internet-ready televisions, and home office, including computers, printers and accessories.

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