Analysts forecast that Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) will announce $280.83 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for Federated Investors’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $254.50 million and the highest estimate coming in at $307.15 million. Federated Investors posted sales of $278.32 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 0.9%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Thursday, October 25th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Federated Investors will report full year sales of $1.08 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $1.03 billion to $1.14 billion. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will report sales of $1.13 billion, with estimates ranging from $1.02 billion to $1.25 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Federated Investors.

Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The asset manager reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59. Federated Investors had a return on equity of 31.51% and a net margin of 26.70%. The company had revenue of $256.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $257.86 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.53 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year.

FII has been the subject of a number of research reports. Royal Bank of Canada set a $28.00 target price on Federated Investors and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of Federated Investors in a research note on Sunday, July 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Federated Investors from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, September 17th. ValuEngine lowered Federated Investors from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, June 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Federated Investors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have issued a hold rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $30.50.

In other news, Director Michael J. Farrell purchased 65,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 30th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $24.12 per share, for a total transaction of $1,567,800.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 38,150 shares in the company, valued at $920,178. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 5.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Rainier Group Investment Advisory LLC bought a new position in Federated Investors in the first quarter valued at about $110,000. Bruderman Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Federated Investors in the second quarter valued at about $113,000. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. bought a new position in Federated Investors in the second quarter valued at about $156,000. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc boosted its holdings in Federated Investors by 123.9% in the second quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc now owns 9,850 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $229,000 after acquiring an additional 5,450 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Landmark Bank bought a new position in Federated Investors during the second quarter worth about $233,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.31% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE:FII traded down $0.31 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $24.28. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 629,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,165,655. Federated Investors has a fifty-two week low of $22.06 and a fifty-two week high of $36.76. The firm has a market cap of $2.51 billion, a PE ratio of 11.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22, a quick ratio of 3.27 and a current ratio of 3.58.

About Federated Investors

Federated Investors, Inc is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, including high net worth individuals, banking or thrift institutions, investment companies, pension and profit sharing plans, pooled investment vehicles, charitable organizations, state or municipal government entities, and registered investment advisors.

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