News coverage about Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Interactive Brokers Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8462619773809 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) Set to Announce Earnings on Monday (americanbankingnews.com)
- Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.06 (nismagazine.com)
- Hot Stock in the Spotlight – Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- BRIEF-Interactive Brokers Group Reports Brokerage Metrics For December 2017 (businessinsider.com)
- Interactive Brokers' December DARTs Show Y/Y Improvement (finance.yahoo.com)
IBKR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of Interactive Brokers Group in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. BidaskClub cut shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $68.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group cut 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 given a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Interactive Brokers Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.33.
Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.05. Interactive Brokers Group had a net margin of 5.29% and a return on equity of 1.35%. The firm had revenue of $426.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $382.85 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.30 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Interactive Brokers Group will post 1.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st were issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.66%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 30th. Interactive Brokers Group’s payout ratio is 34.48%.
In other news, insider Thomas Aj Frank sold 32,977 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.43, for a total transaction of $1,564,099.11. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Vice Chairman Earl H. Nemser sold 1,290 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.34, for a total transaction of $66,228.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 551,568 shares of company stock worth $27,994,221. Corporate insiders own 3.41% of the company’s stock.
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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.
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