ING Groep (ING) Given Media Impact Score of 3.14

Media stories about ING Groep (NYSE:ING) have been trending very positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. ING Groep earned a daily sentiment score of 3.14 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 9 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected ING Groep’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on ING shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ING Groep from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 28th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded ING Groep from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, September 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded ING Groep from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 4th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “neutral” rating on shares of ING Groep in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley upgraded ING Groep from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $21.00.

NYSE:ING opened at $12.28 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $46.94 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.53 and a beta of 1.22. The company has a current ratio of 1.12, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.29. ING Groep has a 52-week low of $11.47 and a 52-week high of $20.58.

ING Groep (NYSE:ING) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The financial services provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter. ING Groep had a return on equity of 9.05% and a net margin of 24.83%. The company had revenue of $5.40 billion for the quarter. On average, research analysts expect that ING Groep will post 1.5 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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ING Groep Company Profile

ING Groep N.V., a financial institution, provides various banking products and services to individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises, and mid-corporates. It operates in Retail Netherlands, Retail Belgium, Retail Germany, Retail Other, and Wholesale Banking segments. The company accepts various deposits, such as current and savings accounts; and offers business lending products, as well as consumer lending products, such as residential mortgage loans, term loans, and revolver and personal loans.

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