News stories about Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Piper Jaffray Companies earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.2560132324494 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) traded up $1.05 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $91.90. 64,991 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 93,605. The company has a current ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 0.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,372.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of -19.51 and a beta of 1.58. Piper Jaffray Companies has a one year low of $52.75 and a one year high of $92.30.
Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $2.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by $1.07. The company had revenue of $240.57 million during the quarter. Piper Jaffray Companies had a negative net margin of 6.30% and a positive return on equity of 11.11%.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 29th were paid a dividend of $0.3125 per share. This represents a $1.25 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 28th. Piper Jaffray Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -26.54%.
A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on PJC shares. Desjardins lowered shares of Piper Jaffray Companies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods started coverage on shares of Piper Jaffray Companies in a report on Monday, October 16th. They issued a “mkt perform” rating and a $64.00 price objective for the company. Finally, JMP Securities started coverage on shares of Piper Jaffray Companies in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. They issued a “market perform” rating for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Piper Jaffray Companies presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.93.
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Piper Jaffray Companies Company Profile
Piper Jaffray Companies is an investment bank and asset management company. The Company’s segments include Capital Markets and Asset Management. The Capital Markets segment provides investment banking and institutional sales, trading and research services for various equity and fixed income products.
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