JMP Group (JMP) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.15

News stories about JMP Group (NYSE:JMP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. JMP Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5226481048806 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

JMP Group (NYSE JMP) opened at $5.36 on Friday. JMP Group has a fifty-two week low of $5.13 and a fifty-two week high of $7.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.31, a current ratio of 3.25 and a quick ratio of 3.25. The firm has a market cap of $115.17, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.34, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 0.76.

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JMP Group (NYSE:JMP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 14th. The financial services provider reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.06 by $0.10. JMP Group had a negative net margin of 14.48% and a positive return on equity of 3.60%. The company had revenue of $30.32 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $31.70 million. equities research analysts expect that JMP Group will post 0.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.03 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.72%. JMP Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently -49.31%.

JMP Group announced that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Wednesday, December 13th that authorizes the company to buyback 1,000,000 shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the financial services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of research firms have weighed in on JMP. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of JMP Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $5.75 price objective on shares of JMP Group in a report on Thursday, January 11th.

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About JMP Group

JMP Group LLC, formerly JMP Group, Inc, is a full-service investment banking and asset management firm. The Company operates in five segments: Broker-Dealer, Asset Management, Corporate Credit, Investment Income and Corporate Costs. The Broker-Dealer segment includes a range of services, such as underwriting and acting as a placement agent for public and private capital markets raising transactions and financial advisory services in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and other strategic transactions.

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