News coverage about Ark Restaurants Corp. (NASDAQ:ARKR) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ark Restaurants Corp. earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.1797088726911 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
Shares of Ark Restaurants Corp. (NASDAQ ARKR) traded up 0.95% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $24.54. The stock had a trading volume of 697 shares. The firm has a market cap of $84.05 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.37 and a beta of 0.30. Ark Restaurants Corp. has a 52-week low of $20.10 and a 52-week high of $27.02. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $24.06 and its 200 day moving average price is $24.31.
Ark Restaurants Corp. (NASDAQ:ARKR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The restaurant operator reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter. Ark Restaurants Corp. had a return on equity of 6.26% and a net margin of 2.43%. The firm had revenue of $41.20 million for the quarter. On average, equities research analysts expect that Ark Restaurants Corp. will post $1.16 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 4th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 20th were issued a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.07%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 19th. Ark Restaurants Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is presently 95.24%.
About Ark Restaurants Corp.
Ark Restaurants Corp. owns and operates restaurants, bars, fast food concepts and catering operations. As of October 1, 2016, the Company owned and/or operated 21 restaurants and bars, 19 fast food concepts and catering operations through its subsidiaries. As of October 1, 2016, six of its restaurant and bar facilities were located in New York City; two were located in Washington, DC; five were located in Las Vegas, Nevada; three were located in Atlantic City, New Jersey; one was located at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut; one was located in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, Massachusetts, and three were located on the east coast of Florida.