Press coverage about E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) has trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. E*TRADE Financial Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8518062710617 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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A number of research firms recently weighed in on ETFC. Zacks Investment Research lowered E*TRADE Financial Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their target price on E*TRADE Financial Corporation from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price on shares of E*TRADE Financial Corporation in a report on Friday, October 20th. Barclays PLC boosted their target price on E*TRADE Financial Corporation from $49.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company boosted their target price on E*TRADE Financial Corporation from $49.00 to $51.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. E*TRADE Financial Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $46.79.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ ETFC) traded up $0.27 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $44.45. The stock had a trading volume of 1,292,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,705,564. The company has a market cap of $12,020.00, a P/E ratio of 22.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 1.44. The company has a current ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 0.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. E*TRADE Financial Corporation has a 1 year low of $32.25 and a 1 year high of $45.70.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $599.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $598.96 million. E*TRADE Financial Corporation had a return on equity of 9.34% and a net margin of 27.35%. The company’s revenue was up 23.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.51 EPS. analysts expect that E*TRADE Financial Corporation will post 2.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Michael John Curcio sold 33,474 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.38, for a total transaction of $1,351,680.12. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 267,151 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,787,557.38. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Karl A. Roessner sold 8,578 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.49, for a total value of $347,323.22. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 225,731 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,139,848.19. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.17% of the company’s stock.

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E*TRADE Financial Corporation Company Profile

E*Trade Financial Corporation is a financial services company. The Company provides online brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the brand E*TRADE Financial. The Company also provides investor-focused banking products, primarily sweep deposits, to retail investors.

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