Media coverage about Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Interactive Brokers Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.1429963580511 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
IBKR has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. SunTrust Banks boosted their target price on shares of Interactive Brokers Group to $48.00 and gave the company an “average” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group downgraded shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $59.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Interactive Brokers Group currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.33.
Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) opened at $62.15 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $25,700.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 53.58, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.22 and a beta of 1.02. Interactive Brokers Group has a 1 year low of $33.01 and a 1 year high of $62.85.
Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $426.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $382.85 million. Interactive Brokers Group had a net margin of 5.29% and a return on equity of 1.35%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 23.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.30 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Interactive Brokers Group will post 1.49 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st were given a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.64%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 30th. Interactive Brokers Group’s payout ratio is 34.48%.
In other Interactive Brokers Group news, insider Thomas Aj Frank sold 54,903 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.21, for a total transaction of $2,976,291.63. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Vice Chairman Earl H. Nemser sold 1,675 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.56, for a total transaction of $79,663.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 438,338 shares of company stock worth $22,604,165 over the last three months. Company insiders own 3.41% of the company’s stock.
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Interactive Brokers Group Company Profile
Interactive Brokers Group, Inc (IBG, Inc) is a holding company. The Company is an automated global electronic broker and market maker specializing in routing orders, and executing and processing trades in securities, futures, foreign exchange instruments, bonds and mutual funds on over 120 electronic exchanges and market centers around the world and offering custody, prime brokerage, securities and margin lending services to customers.
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