Superior Group of Companies Inc (NASDAQ:SGC) has been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Brokers have set a one year consensus target price of $26.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.24 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Superior Group of Companies an industry rank of 26 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of research firms have commented on SGC. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Superior Group of Companies from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. Barrington Research set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Superior Group of Companies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Superior Group of Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Superior Group of Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 5th.

NASDAQ:SGC traded down $0.12 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $17.91. 276 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 12,255. Superior Group of Companies has a fifty-two week low of $15.01 and a fifty-two week high of $27.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 4.25 and a quick ratio of 2.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $276.58 million, a P/E ratio of 15.18, a P/E/G ratio of 1.03 and a beta of -0.22.

Superior Group of Companies (NASDAQ:SGC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 21st. The textile maker reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by ($0.04). Superior Group of Companies had a return on equity of 12.43% and a net margin of 4.90%. The company had revenue of $95.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $93.31 million. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Superior Group of Companies will post 1.3 EPS for the current year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. North Star Investment Management Corp. boosted its holdings in shares of Superior Group of Companies by 8.1% in the first quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 139,085 shares of the textile maker’s stock valued at $2,312,000 after acquiring an additional 10,383 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Superior Group of Companies by 5.3% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 83,063 shares of the textile maker’s stock valued at $1,466,000 after acquiring an additional 4,169 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Superior Group of Companies by 4.6% in the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 17,148 shares of the textile maker’s stock valued at $303,000 after acquiring an additional 758 shares in the last quarter. Ancora Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Superior Group of Companies by 53.7% in the fourth quarter. Ancora Advisors LLC now owns 46,801 shares of the textile maker’s stock valued at $826,000 after acquiring an additional 16,348 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First Wilshire Securities Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Superior Group of Companies by 1,123.0% during the fourth quarter. First Wilshire Securities Management Inc. now owns 201,569 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $3,558,000 after buying an additional 185,087 shares in the last quarter. 36.02% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Superior Group of Companies

Superior Group of Companies, Inc manufactures and sells apparel and accessories in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Uniforms and Related Products, Remote Staffing Solutions, and Promotional Products. The Uniforms and Related Products segment manufactures and sells a range of uniforms, corporate identity apparel, career apparel, and accessories for personnel of hospitals and health facilities; hotels; food service facilities; retail stores; general and special purpose industrial uses; commercial enterprises; airlines; public and private safety and security organizations; and miscellaneous service uses.

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