Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ally Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8987646822565 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

ALLY has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $28.00 price objective (up from $26.00) on shares of Ally Financial in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ally Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of Ally Financial in a report on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine upgraded Ally Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 price objective on shares of Ally Financial in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $30.88.

Shares of Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) traded down $0.22 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $30.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,844,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,800,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,400.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.90 and a beta of 1.46. The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.32. Ally Financial has a 52 week low of $18.11 and a 52 week high of $30.95.

Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.57 by $0.08. Ally Financial had a return on equity of 7.72% and a net margin of 14.75%. The company had revenue of $1.46 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.46 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.56 earnings per share. analysts predict that Ally Financial will post 2.28 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 1st will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 31st. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.72%. This is a positive change from Ally Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. Ally Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 22.33%.

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Ally Financial Company Profile

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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