Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media stories about Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Interactive Brokers Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 43.3985415259731 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) opened at $53.88 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $22,182.34, a PE ratio of 46.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.73 and a beta of 1.01. Interactive Brokers Group has a 1-year low of $33.01 and a 1-year high of $55.66.

Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $426.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $382.85 million. Interactive Brokers Group had a net margin of 5.29% and a return on equity of 1.35%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 23.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.30 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Interactive Brokers Group will post 1.47 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 14th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. Interactive Brokers Group’s payout ratio is currently 34.48%.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. SunTrust Banks, Inc. boosted their target price on shares of Interactive Brokers Group to $48.00 and gave the company an “average” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $41.67.

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In other news, CAO Denis Mendonca sold 1,156 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.50, for a total transaction of $57,222.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Paul Jonathan Brody sold 10,490 shares of Interactive Brokers Group stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.38, for a total transaction of $434,076.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 1,312,476 shares of company stock worth $61,042,859. 3.41% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR)

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