Media stories about JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. JPMorgan Chase & Co. earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.1417645377128 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) stock trades in green post decent fourth quarter of FY 17 (fxdailyreport.com)
- JPMorgan Chase Declares Preferred Stock Dividend (finance.yahoo.com)
- Edited Transcript of JPM earnings conference call or presentation 12-Jan-18 1:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)
- JPMorgan CEO: US economy is strengthening (finance.yahoo.com)
- [$$] Don’t Expect Citi to Report Profits (finance.yahoo.com)
Several research analysts have issued reports on JPM shares. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $88.00 price target on shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Deutsche Bank cut JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and upped their price target for the company from $90.00 to $96.00 in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Citigroup upped their price target on JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $90.00 to $96.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $110.00 price target (up previously from $103.00) on shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a report on Monday, October 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $102.52.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 12th. The financial services provider reported $1.76 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.69 by $0.07. JPMorgan Chase & Co. had a net margin of 24.08% and a return on equity of 11.68%. The business had revenue of $24.15 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $24.87 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.71 EPS. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s revenue was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that JPMorgan Chase & Co. will post 8.25 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 5th will be issued a dividend of $0.56 per share. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 35.11%.
In other news, General Counsel Stacey Friedman sold 2,099 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $101.96, for a total transaction of $214,014.04. Following the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 15,279 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,557,846.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.88% of the company’s stock.
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Company Profile
JPMorgan Chase & Co is a financial holding company. The Company is engaged in investment banking, financial services. It operates in four segments, as well as a Corporate segment. Its segments are Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking and Asset Management. The Consumer & Community Banking segment offers services to consumers and businesses through bank branches, automatic teller machines (ATMs), online, mobile and telephone banking.
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