Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.50

Headlines about Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) have trended positive on Saturday, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Interactive Brokers Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.50 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted AlphaOne’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Interactive Brokers Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 7th. Wells Fargo & Co lowered Interactive Brokers Group from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, April 3rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lowered Interactive Brokers Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $44.00 to $38.00 in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of Interactive Brokers Group in a research report on Tuesday, April 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.20.

Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) opened at 34.93 on Friday. Interactive Brokers Group has a 52 week low of $31.97 and a 52 week high of $40.38. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $34.84 and a 200 day moving average price of $36.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.37 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.08 and a beta of 1.01.

Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $374 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $396.98 million. Interactive Brokers Group had a return on equity of 1.46% and a net margin of 5.69%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 23.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.51 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Interactive Brokers Group will post $1.40 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 1st will be paid a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.15%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 30th. Interactive Brokers Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 31.25%.

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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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