INTL FCStone (INTL) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows

Media headlines about INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. INTL FCStone earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0167529057986 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded INTL FCStone from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 12th.

INTL FCStone (NASDAQ INTL) traded down $0.23 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $41.81. The stock had a trading volume of 81,756 shares, compared to its average volume of 82,429. The firm has a market cap of $782.68, a P/E ratio of 18.50 and a beta of 1.71. The company has a current ratio of 1.47, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. INTL FCStone has a 12 month low of $33.11 and a 12 month high of $44.71.

INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The financial services provider reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.04 by ($0.38). The company had revenue of $197.60 million during the quarter. INTL FCStone had a net margin of 0.24% and a return on equity of 9.50%.

INTL FCStone announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Monday, August 21st that allows the company to buyback 1,000,000 shares. This buyback authorization allows the financial services provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

In other INTL FCStone news, CEO Mark Lowry Maurer sold 1,658 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.57, for a total transaction of $58,975.06. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 6,596 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $234,619.72. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 20.66% of the company’s stock.

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INTL FCStone Company Profile

INTL Fcstone Inc is a financial services company. The Company provides financial products, and advisory and execution service. The Company operates through five segments: Commercial Hedging, Global Payments, Securities, Physical Commodities, and Clearing and Execution Services (CES). The Commercial Hedging segment serves its commercial clients through its team of risk management consultants.

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