Headlines about B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) have trended positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. B. Riley Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 2.50 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news stories about the asset manager an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted B. Riley Financial’s analysis:
- Who Has Been Buying B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:RILY) Shares? (finance.yahoo.com)
- B. Riley FBR Adds Technology Vet as Managing Director, Investment Banking (abladvisor.com)
- B. Riley Financial: Another One Baby Bond IPO (seekingalpha.com)
- National wealth management firm expands into Philadelphia region (finance.yahoo.com)
Separately, BidaskClub upgraded shares of B. Riley Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 30th.
NASDAQ RILY traded down $0.11 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $20.75. 819 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 51,461. B. Riley Financial has a one year low of $13.60 and a one year high of $23.70. The company has a market capitalization of $554.52 million, a PE ratio of 14.72 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a quick ratio of 3.40, a current ratio of 3.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.47.
B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The asset manager reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $142.13 million during the quarter. B. Riley Financial had a net margin of 4.05% and a return on equity of 14.44%.
The company also recently declared a None dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 15th were issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a yield of 1.64%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, May 14th.
In other B. Riley Financial news, major shareholder B. Riley Financial, Inc. sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.54, for a total value of $37,700.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Howard Weitzman sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.49, for a total transaction of $194,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 41,990 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $818,385.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 34,508 shares of company stock worth $380,563. Corporate insiders own 24.60% of the company’s stock.
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About B. Riley Financial
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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