Equities research analysts expect that JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) will announce ($0.05) earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for JMP Group’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is ($0.03) and the lowest is ($0.06). JMP Group posted earnings of ($0.07) per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 28.6%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that JMP Group will report full year earnings of $0.33 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.32 to $0.34. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $0.40 per share. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that follow JMP Group.

JMP Group (NYSE:JMP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 13th. The financial services provider reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.06. JMP Group had a positive return on equity of 5.85% and a negative net margin of 1.60%. The company had revenue of $31.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $31.10 million.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on JMP. Zacks Investment Research cut JMP Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine cut JMP Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Singular Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of JMP Group in a research report on Tuesday, February 26th. Finally, Barrington Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $8.00 price objective on shares of JMP Group in a research report on Friday, December 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.17.

Shares of JMP stock traded up $0.04 on Monday, hitting $4.03. 21,158 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 18,824. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.92, a current ratio of 2.64 and a quick ratio of 2.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $84.97 million, a P/E ratio of 14.39, a P/E/G ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 1.01. JMP Group has a fifty-two week low of $3.78 and a fifty-two week high of $5.72.

In other news, CEO Joseph A. Jolson bought 71,213 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 19th. The shares were bought at an average price of $3.88 per share, for a total transaction of $276,306.44. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 77,026 shares in the company, valued at $298,860.88. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Joseph A. Jolson bought 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 7th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $4.01 per share, for a total transaction of $60,150.00. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 77,026 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $308,874.26. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders bought 135,140 shares of company stock valued at $543,957. Insiders own 52.75% of the company’s stock.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in JMP Group stock. Wiley BROS. Aintree Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 12,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $47,000. Wiley BROS. Aintree Capital LLC owned 0.06% of JMP Group at the end of the most recent quarter. Institutional investors own 13.70% of the company’s stock.

About JMP Group

JMP Group LLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides investment banking, sales and trading, equity research, and asset management products and services in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Broker-Dealer, Asset Management, and Corporate. The Broker-Dealer segment offers various services, such as underwriting and acting as a placement agent for public and private capital markets raising transactions; and financial advisory services in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and other strategic transactions.

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