Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Invesco (IVZ) Stock Price

Headlines about Invesco (NYSE:IVZ) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Invesco earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 46.5801505219456 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Invesco (IVZ) traded up $0.56 on Friday, hitting $37.86. The stock had a trading volume of 2,510,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,232,322. The company has a quick ratio of 1.50, a current ratio of 1.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75. The stock has a market cap of $15,411.97, a PE ratio of 14.85, a PEG ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 1.81. Invesco has a fifty-two week low of $28.75 and a fifty-two week high of $37.88.

Invesco (NYSE:IVZ) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The asset manager reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $976.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $940.96 million. Invesco had a return on equity of 13.02% and a net margin of 18.99%. The firm’s revenue was up 14.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.60 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Invesco will post 2.67 EPS for the current fiscal year.

IVZ has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $39.00 target price on shares of Invesco in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Citigroup raised their price objective on Invesco from $38.50 to $39.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. ValuEngine raised Invesco from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Jefferies Group raised their price objective on Invesco from $41.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of Invesco in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Invesco currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $39.79.

In related news, insider Colin Meadows sold 54,215 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.01, for a total transaction of $1,952,282.15. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 164,420 shares in the company, valued at $5,920,764.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.80% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Invesco

Invesco Ltd. (Invesco) is an independent investment management company. The Company provides a range of investment capabilities and outcomes, which are delivered through a set of investment vehicles, to help clients achieve their investment objectives. It has a presence in the retail and institutional markets within the investment management industry in North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific.

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