Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.06

News coverage about Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Interactive Brokers Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9925670390484 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

IBKR has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Interactive Brokers Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of Interactive Brokers Group in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Interactive Brokers Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, December 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Interactive Brokers Group presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $41.67.

Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) traded down $0.41 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $59.75. The stock had a trading volume of 249,972 shares, compared to its average volume of 535,703. Interactive Brokers Group has a 52 week low of $33.01 and a 52 week high of $62.33. The company has a market capitalization of $24,834.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 51.51, a PEG ratio of 3.05 and a beta of 1.03.

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, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.05. Interactive Brokers Group had a return on equity of 1.35% and a net margin of 5.29%. The company had revenue of $426.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $382.85 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.30 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Interactive Brokers Group will post 1.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 14th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st were issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.67%. Interactive Brokers Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 34.48%.

In related news, insider Thomas Aj Frank sold 54,903 shares of Interactive Brokers Group 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 sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CAO Denis Mendonca sold 1,156 shares of Interactive Brokers Group stock in a transaction on Friday, October 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.50, for a total value of $57,222.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 757,359 shares of company stock worth $37,514,825 over the last quarter. 3.41% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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