Press coverage about Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Interactive Brokers Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8669382059136 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- These are the Sunshine State’s 25 wealthiest people in 2018 (bizjournals.com)
- Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (IBKR) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Interactive Brokers’ Sosnick Says Market Discounting ‘Bad News’ (finance.yahoo.com)
- Interactive Brokers' Sosnick Says Market Discounting 'Bad News' (finance.yahoo.com)
- This Morning’s Technical Outlook on Investment Brokerage Stocks — GAIN Capital, Interactive Brokers, LPL Financial … – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ IBKR) traded down $0.62 on Wednesday, reaching $71.84. 490,735 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 780,872. The stock has a market capitalization of $29,580.00, a P/E ratio of 20.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.49 and a beta of 0.93. Interactive Brokers Group has a fifty-two week low of $33.01 and a fifty-two week high of $74.11.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be paid a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 28th. Interactive Brokers Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 11.27%.
IBKR has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $64.00 price objective (up from $61.00) on shares of Interactive Brokers Group in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Interactive Brokers Group in a report on Friday, February 2nd. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Interactive Brokers Group in a report on Friday, March 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $54.00.
In other news, Vice Chairman Earl H. Nemser sold 32,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.80, for a total value of $2,009,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Company insiders own 1.98% of the company’s stock.
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Interactive Brokers Group Company Profile
Interactive Brokers Group, Inc (IBG, Inc) is a holding company. The Company is an automated global electronic broker and market maker specializing in routing orders, and executing and processing trades in securities, futures, foreign exchange instruments, bonds and mutual funds on over 120 electronic exchanges and market centers around the world and offering custody, prime brokerage, securities and margin lending services to customers.
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