B. Riley Financial (RILY) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 1.88

News headlines about B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. B. Riley Financial earned a news sentiment score of 1.88 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media stories about the asset manager an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted B. Riley Financial’s analysis:

Shares of RILY traded up $0.37 on Thursday, hitting $19.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,620 shares, compared to its average volume of 77,766. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.47, a quick ratio of 3.40 and a current ratio of 3.40. B. Riley Financial has a fifty-two week low of $13.60 and a fifty-two week high of $23.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $507.28 million, a PE ratio of 13.35 and a beta of 1.24.

B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 5th. The asset manager reported ($0.06) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. B. Riley Financial had a net margin of 4.05% and a return on equity of 14.44%. The business had revenue of $102.03 million during the quarter.

The company also recently declared a None dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a yield of 1.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 14th.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered B. Riley Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 13th.

In other B. Riley Financial news, major shareholder B. Riley Financial, Inc. sold 3,211 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.26, for a total transaction of $26,522.86. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Chairman Bryant R. Riley purchased 40,229 shares of B. Riley Financial stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 9th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $19.24 per share, with a total value of $774,005.96. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have acquired 189,825 shares of company stock valued at $3,286,861 and have sold 24,508 shares valued at $185,663. Corporate insiders own 24.60% of the company’s stock.

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B. Riley Financial Company Profile

B. Riley Financial, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides collaborative financial services and solutions in North America, Australia, and Europe. The company operates in four segments: Capital Markets, Auction and Liquidation, Valuation and Appraisal, and Principal Investments – United Online and magicJack.

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