Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Press coverage about Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Interactive Brokers Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8489541842476 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently weighed in on IBKR. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. SunTrust Banks increased their price objective on shares of Interactive Brokers Group to $48.00 and gave the company an “average” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, December 16th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $59.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Monday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.33.

Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) traded up $0.66 on Friday, reaching $63.10. 577,707 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 835,311. The firm has a market capitalization of $25,720.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 54.40, a PEG ratio of 3.22 and a beta of 1.02. Interactive Brokers Group has a 12 month low of $33.01 and a 12 month high of $63.16.

Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $426.00 million for 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 business’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.30 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Interactive Brokers Group will post 1.49 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st were issued a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.63%. Interactive Brokers Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 34.48%.

In other Interactive Brokers Group news, CAO Denis Mendonca sold 1,156 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, October 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.50, for a total value of $57,222.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Thomas Aj Frank sold 54,903 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.21, for a total transaction of $2,976,291.63. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 438,338 shares of company stock worth $22,604,165. Company insiders own 3.41% of the company’s stock.

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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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