Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG – Get Rating) – Analysts at Zacks Research issued their FY2026 earnings per share estimates for Big Lots in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, March 15th. Zacks Research analyst S. Singh anticipates that the company will post earnings of ($1.50) per share for the year. The consensus estimate for Big Lots’ current full-year earnings is ($4.00) per share.
Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on BIG. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reduced their target price on Big Lots from $10.00 to $9.00 in a research note on Thursday, January 5th. Telsey Advisory Group reduced their price target on Big Lots from $20.00 to $16.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, February 28th. Piper Sandler reduced their price target on Big Lots from $25.00 to $15.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, December 2nd. StockNews.com began coverage on Big Lots in a research note on Thursday. They issued a “sell” rating on the stock. Finally, TheStreet cut Big Lots from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, December 19th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the company presently has an average rating of “Reduce” and a consensus price target of $16.11.
Big Lots Price Performance
Big Lots (NYSE:BIG – Get Rating) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, March 2nd. The company reported ($0.28) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.69) by $0.41. Big Lots had a negative return on equity of 20.12% and a negative net margin of 3.85%. The firm had revenue of $1.54 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.55 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.75 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year.
Big Lots Announces Dividend
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 17th will be issued a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 16th. Big Lots’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -16.46%.
Institutional Investors Weigh In On Big Lots
Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BIG. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Big Lots by 69.7% during the fourth quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,819 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 747 shares in the last quarter. Belpointe Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Big Lots during the fourth quarter valued at $41,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its holdings in shares of Big Lots by 42.4% during the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,231 shares of the company’s stock valued at $62,000 after purchasing an additional 1,259 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE lifted its holdings in shares of Big Lots by 32.5% during the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 2,053 shares of the company’s stock valued at $71,000 after purchasing an additional 503 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mutual of America Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Big Lots by 19.9% during the third quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 5,753 shares of the company’s stock valued at $90,000 after purchasing an additional 956 shares in the last quarter.
About Big Lots
Big Lots, Inc engages in the operation of retail stores. It operates through the Discount Retailing segment which includes merchandising categories such as furniture, seasonal, soft home, food, consumables, hard home, and electronics, toys, and accessories. The company was founded by Sol A. Shenk in 1967 and is headquartered in Columbus, OH.
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