News articles about Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ally Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7208150522669 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on ALLY shares. BidaskClub raised Ally Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. ValuEngine raised Ally Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Ally Financial in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Stephens lowered Ally Financial from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $23.00 to $20.00 in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Ally Financial in a research note on Friday, September 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $26.71.
Ally Financial (NYSE ALLY) opened at 26.02 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $23.74 and its 200-day moving average price is $21.49. Ally Financial has a 1-year low of $16.68 and a 1-year high of $26.28. The company has a market cap of $12.48 billion, a PE ratio of 13.26 and a beta of 1.44.
Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $1.46 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.46 billion. Ally Financial had a net margin of 14.75% and a return on equity of 7.74%. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.56 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Ally Financial will post $2.27 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be paid a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.84%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 31st. Ally Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.22%.
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About Ally Financial
Ally Financial Inc is a digital financial services company. The Company is a bank and financial holding company. Its segments include Automotive Finance operations, Insurance operations, Mortgage Finance operations, Corporate Finance operations, and Corporate and Other. The Automotive Finance operations segment provides the United States-based automotive financing services to consumers and automotive dealers, and automotive and equipment financing services to companies and municipalities.
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