Dividend Growth of Big Lots, Inc.(BIG)

Big Lots(BIG) is having a Dividend Yield of 1.63% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.84. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.21. Big Lots has a 5 year average dividend yield of 0.83% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.84. Big Lots(BIG) formally announced its most recent dividend on January 13, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.21. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $0.84. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 1.63%. Big Lots(BIG) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.25 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.15. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.1.

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.27% or 0.14 points. After the session commenced at $51.83, the stock reached the higher end at $52.14 while it hit a low of $50.97. With the volume soaring to 973,573 shares, the last trade was called at $51.53. The company has a 52-week high of $56.54. The company has a market cap of $2,296 million and there are 44,559,880 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $36.31. Big Lots, Inc. has dropped 2.72% in the last five trading days, however, the shares have posted positive gains of 2.59% in the last 4 weeks. Big Lots, Inc. is up 2.21% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 2.63%.

Currently the company Insiders own 1.6% of Big Lots, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -12.98% . During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -23.09%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 10, 2017, Philip E Mallott (director) sold 10,000 shares at 53.00 per share price.On Dec 7, 2016, David J Campisi (CEO & President) sold 15,000 shares at 52.00 per share price.On Nov 23, 2016, Andrew D Stein (Senior Vice President) sold 5,000 shares at 53.00 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Big Lots was Initiated by Susquehanna on Feb 10, 2017 to Neutral, Price Target of the shares are set at $55.Big Lots was Initiated by Loop Capital on Dec 7, 2016 to Buy, Price Target of the shares are set at $64.Company shares were Reiterated by Telsey Advisory Group on Dec 5, 2016 to Market Perform, Raises Price Target to $ 56 from a previous price target of $50 .

Big Lots Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Dec 2, 2016. The company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.01. The company had revenue of $1105.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1117.48 million. The companys revenue was down -1.0 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.01 EPS.

Consolidated Stores Corp. is one of the leading value retailers specializing in closeout merchandise and toys. The company operates stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam and conducted online sales of childrens products. Retail operations are conducted primarily under the following names: Odd Lots, Big Lots, Big Lots Furniture, Mac Frugals Bargains Close-outs, and Pic N Save and K B Toys, K B Toy Works, and K B Toy Outlet and KBkids.com.

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