Press coverage about Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Piper Jaffray Companies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.1451171839424 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Piper Jaffray Companies (PJC) opened at $91.90 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $1,388.53, a price-to-earnings ratio of -19.51 and a beta of 1.58. Piper Jaffray Companies has a 1-year low of $52.75 and a 1-year high of $92.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 0.15.

Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $2.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by $1.07. The company had revenue of $240.57 million during the quarter. Piper Jaffray Companies had a negative net margin of 6.30% and a positive return on equity of 11.11%.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Desjardins lowered shares of Piper Jaffray Companies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods assumed coverage on shares of Piper Jaffray Companies in a report on Monday, October 16th. They issued a “mkt perform” rating and a $64.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, JMP Securities assumed coverage on shares of Piper Jaffray Companies in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. They issued a “market perform” rating on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $30.93.

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About Piper Jaffray Companies

Piper Jaffray Companies is an investment bank and asset management company. The Company’s segments include Capital Markets and Asset Management. The Capital Markets segment provides investment banking and institutional sales, trading and research services for various equity and fixed income products.

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