Ally Financial (ALLY) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ally Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.1568223994326 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on ALLY shares. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Ally Financial in a research report on Friday, March 16th. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Ally Financial from $34.00 to $32.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, April 27th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on Ally Financial from $32.00 to $33.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, March 19th. ValuEngine lowered Ally Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of Ally Financial in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Ally Financial has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.82.

Ally Financial traded up $0.36, hitting $27.46, during mid-day trading on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. 3,002,512 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,146,994. Ally Financial has a twelve month low of $18.26 and a twelve month high of $31.29. The firm has a market capitalization of $11.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.49, a P/E/G ratio of 0.72 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.45, a current ratio of 1.19 and a quick ratio of 1.19.

Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.02. Ally Financial had a return on equity of 8.71% and a net margin of 14.20%. The company had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.45 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.48 EPS. analysts expect that Ally Financial will post 2.96 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 1st were given a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.89%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, April 30th. Ally Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 21.76%.

About Ally Financial

Ally Financial Inc provides various financial products and services for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers, and corporate clients in the United States and Canada. The company operates Automotive Finance Operations, Insurance Operations, Mortgage Finance Operations, and Corporate Finance Operations segments.

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