Media headlines about Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Interactive Brokers Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8669382059136 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Critical Contrast: Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) & Its Peers (americanbankingnews.com)
- How Interactive Brokers’ Sosnick Is Playing the XLE (finance.yahoo.com)
- Head-To-Head Contrast: Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) & Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com)
- Gabelli Comments on Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.’s FY2018 Earnings (IBKR) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (IBKR) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
NASDAQ IBKR opened at $67.00 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $28,444.90, a PE ratio of 43.79, a P/E/G ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.98. Interactive Brokers Group has a 52-week low of $33.01 and a 52-week high of $74.11.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st were given a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 28th. Interactive Brokers Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 26.14%.
A number of research firms have commented on IBKR. Rosenblatt Securities set a $65.00 price objective on shares of Interactive Brokers Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Gabelli reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Interactive Brokers Group in a research note on Tuesday. TheStreet lowered shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Interactive Brokers Group 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 stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 1.98% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
About Interactive Brokers Group
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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