News headlines about Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Piper Jaffray Companies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.736026596288 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE PJC) traded up $0.10 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $87.95. 20,936 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 115,121. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 1.35 and a quick ratio of 0.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,339.09, a price-to-earnings ratio of -16.50 and a beta of 1.48. Piper Jaffray Companies has a one year low of $52.75 and a one year high of $99.80.
Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The financial services provider reported $1.80 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.35. The business had revenue of $236.08 million during the quarter. Piper Jaffray Companies had a negative net margin of 7.30% and a positive return on equity of 11.58%.
Separately, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $86.00 price target on shares of Piper Jaffray Companies in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Piper Jaffray Companies has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.93.
In other news, insider Francis E. Iv Fairman sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $96.13, for a total transaction of $961,300.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 51,513 shares in the company, valued at $4,951,944.69. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Andrew S. Duff sold 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.44, for a total transaction of $4,672,000.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 238,248 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,261,893.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 5.36% of the company’s stock.
Piper Jaffray Companies Company Profile
Piper Jaffray Companies is an investment bank and asset management company. The Company’s segments include Capital Markets and Asset Management. The Capital Markets segment provides investment banking and institutional sales, trading and research services for various equity and fixed income products.
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