Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.07

Headlines about Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Interactive Brokers Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.095888821452 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

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Shares of IBKR traded down $1.17 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $71.17. The company had a trading volume of 472,495 shares, compared to its average volume of 633,817. Interactive Brokers Group has a 52 week low of $33.01 and a 52 week high of $74.11. The stock has a market cap of $29,782.96, a P/E ratio of 46.52, a P/E/G ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 0.98.

Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 16th. The financial services provider reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.07. Interactive Brokers Group had a return on equity of 1.74% and a net margin of 3.94%. The firm had revenue of $515.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $398.05 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.07 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 166.8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Interactive Brokers Group will post 2.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on IBKR shares. BidaskClub downgraded Interactive Brokers Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, December 16th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Interactive Brokers Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Goldman Sachs downgraded Interactive Brokers Group from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $59.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Monday, January 8th. SunTrust Banks boosted their price target on Interactive Brokers Group from $48.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Interactive Brokers Group in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $59.00.

In other news, Vice Chairman Earl H. Nemser sold 32,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.80, for a total value of $2,009,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders own 1.98% of the company’s stock.

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About Interactive Brokers Group

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc operates as an automated electronic broker in approximately 120 electronic exchanges and market centers worldwide. It specializes in executing and clearing trades in securities, futures, foreign exchange instruments, bonds, and mutual funds. The company custodies and services accounts for hedge and mutual funds, registered investment advisors, proprietary trading groups, introducing brokers, and individual investors.

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