JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 0.19

Press coverage about JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. JPMorgan Chase & Co. earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6653618728551 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE JPM) traded up $1.70 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $111.74. The company had a trading volume of 18,042,457 shares, compared to its average volume of 16,410,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $387,710.00, a P/E ratio of 17.51, a PEG ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.22. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has a fifty-two week low of $81.64 and a fifty-two week high of $117.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.01.

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 Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.69 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $24.15 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $24.87 billion. JPMorgan Chase & Co. had a return on equity of 11.63% and a net margin of 21.46%. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.71 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that JPMorgan Chase & Co. will post 8.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Investors of record on Friday, January 5th were paid a $0.56 dividend. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.11%.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Vining Sparks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price objective on shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Vetr raised shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $105.98 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating on shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Buckingham Research raised shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $107.42.

In related news, Director James S. Crown purchased 7,280 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $113.37 per share, with a total value of $825,333.60. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 305,875 shares in the company, valued at $34,677,048.75. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Peter Scher sold 26,532 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $113.42, for a total value of $3,009,259.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 152,047 shares of company stock valued at $17,098,115. 0.88% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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