News stories about B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) have been trending positive this week, Alpha One reports. The research firm, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. B. Riley Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news stories about the asset manager an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) traded up 0.65% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $15.50. 326,043 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50 day moving average is $14.62 and its 200-day moving average is $16.26. The stock has a market cap of $297.31 million, a PE ratio of 8.41 and a beta of 1.03. B. Riley Financial has a 12 month low of $8.50 and a 12 month high of $21.30.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 23rd were paid a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 19th. B. Riley Financial’s payout ratio is 78.05%.
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In other B. Riley Financial news, President Thomas J. /Adv Kelleher bought 3,148 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, June 2nd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $14.56 per share, with a total value of $45,834.88. Following the completion of the purchase, the president now owns 48,757 shares in the company, valued at $709,901.92. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Chairman Bryant R. Riley bought 31,480 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, June 2nd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $14.56 per share, with a total value of $458,348.80. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have acquired 37,928 shares of company stock valued at $553,585 and have sold 3,141 shares valued at $47,538. 30.90% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
B. Riley Financial Company Profile
B. Riley Financial, Inc is an independent investment bank. The Company’s segments include capital markets, auction and liquidation, valuation and appraisal, and Principal Investments-United Online. The capital markets segment provides an array of investment banking, corporate finance, research, wealth management, sales and trading services to corporate, institutional and high net worth clients.
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