Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 1st, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.115 per share on Monday, December 18th. This represents a $0.46 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 8th.

Shares of Escalade (ESCA) opened at $13.70 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a current ratio of 3.76. Escalade has a 12 month low of $11.31 and a 12 month high of $14.38. The company has a market cap of $196.88, a P/E ratio of 19.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 0.08.

Escalade (NASDAQ:ESCA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $41.89 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $40.40 million. Escalade had a net margin of 5.89% and a return on equity of 9.72%. equities research analysts predict that Escalade will post 0.75 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CEO David L. Fetherman sold 9,250 shares of Escalade stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.11, for a total transaction of $112,017.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 102,729 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,244,048.19. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 20.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Escalade stock. State Street Corp grew its position in shares of Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) by 9.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 130,666 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 11,654 shares during the quarter. State Street Corp owned approximately 0.91% of Escalade worth $1,710,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Institutional investors own 26.88% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Escalade from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Aegis reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of Escalade in a report on Monday, September 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $16.00.

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Escalade Company Profile

Escalade, Incorporated (Escalade) is a manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods through its subsidiary Escalade Sports. The Company operates in Sporting Goods (Escalade Sports) segment. Escalade Sports manufactures, imports and distributes sporting goods brands in basketball goals, archery, indoor and outdoor game recreation and fitness products through sporting goods retailers, specialty dealers, key online retailers, traditional department stores and mass merchants.

Dividend History for Escalade (NASDAQ:ESCA)

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