Federated Investors (FII) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.13

Media headlines about Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Federated Investors earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 46.0096720225049 out of 100, indicating that recent media 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 Analysis’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Federated Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. BidaskClub lowered Federated Investors from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price objective (up from $29.00) on shares of Federated Investors in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Federated Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on Federated Investors from $29.00 to $27.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.75.

Shares of Federated Investors (NYSE FII) opened at $33.74 on Monday. Federated Investors has a one year low of $24.93 and a one year high of $33.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 1.89 and a current ratio of 3.33. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,400.00, a PE ratio of 16.07, a PEG ratio of 3.10 and a beta of 1.56.

Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The asset manager reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.03. Federated Investors had a return on equity of 34.54% and a net margin of 19.32%. The company had revenue of $278.32 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $278.51 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.54 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Federated Investors will post 2.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 8th were paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 7th. Federated Investors’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 47.17%.

In other news, VP John B. Fisher sold 6,460 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.49, for a total transaction of $203,425.40. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 508,445 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,010,933.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders have sold a total of 7,776 shares of company stock valued at $244,827 over the last ninety days. Company insiders own 7.10% of the company’s stock.

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Federated Investors Company Profile

Federated Investors, Inc (Federated) is a provider of investment management products and related financial services. Federated operates through investment management business segment. It is engaged in sponsoring, marketing and providing investment-related services to various investment products, including mutual funds and Separate Accounts, which include separately managed accounts, institutional accounts, sub-advised funds and other managed products.

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