Schwarz Dygos Wheeler Investment Advisors LLC Sells 8,000 Shares of Kirkland’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK)

Schwarz Dygos Wheeler Investment Advisors LLC lessened its stake in shares of Kirkland’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) by 3.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 223,750 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 8,000 shares during the quarter. Schwarz Dygos Wheeler Investment Advisors LLC owned approximately 1.61% of Kirkland’s worth $277,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. Meeder Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Kirkland’s by 1,345.6% during the 3rd quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 25,819 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $40,000 after purchasing an additional 24,033 shares during the period. A.R.T. Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Kirkland’s during the 2nd quarter worth about $73,000. AQR Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Kirkland’s by 74.0% during the 2nd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 44,262 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $100,000 after purchasing an additional 18,826 shares during the period. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Kirkland’s during the 2nd quarter worth about $138,000. Finally, Paloma Partners Management Co purchased a new stake in shares of Kirkland’s during the 2nd quarter worth about $150,000. Institutional investors own 70.53% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ:KIRK traded up $0.10 on Thursday, hitting $1.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 48,853 shares, compared to its average volume of 414,480. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.88, a quick ratio of 0.09 and a current ratio of 1.05. The company has a market capitalization of $16.68 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.47 and a beta of 0.61. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $1.23 and its two-hundred day moving average is $1.45. Kirkland’s, Inc. has a 12 month low of $0.91 and a 12 month high of $11.77.

Kirkland’s (NASDAQ:KIRK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.58) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.50) by ($0.08). Kirkland’s had a negative return on equity of 15.10% and a negative net margin of 5.60%. The company had revenue of $144.94 million for the quarter. Equities analysts expect that Kirkland’s, Inc. will post -1.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Separately, ValuEngine raised Kirkland’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $6.13.

About Kirkland’s

Kirkland's, Inc operates as a specialty retailer of home décor in the United States. The company's stores provide various merchandise, including holiday décor, furniture, art, fragrance and accessories, ornamental wall décor, decorative accessories, mirrors, lamps, textiles, artificial floral products, gifts, housewares, outdoor living items, frames, and clocks.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Kirkland`s (NASDAQ:KIRK)

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