Headlines about Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Interactive Brokers Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.6822884258057 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

IBKR has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $38.00 price objective on shares of Interactive Brokers Group in a report on Friday, June 30th. Rosenblatt Securities initiated coverage on shares of Interactive Brokers Group in a report on Thursday, July 13th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $40.00 price objective for the company. BidaskClub lowered shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Interactive Brokers Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $39.17.

Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) opened at 40.68 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $38.67 and a 200-day moving average of $36.75. Interactive Brokers Group has a one year low of $31.97 and a one year high of $41.00. The company has a market cap of $2.91 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.73 and a beta of 0.94.

Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $387 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $377.65 million. Interactive Brokers Group had a return on equity of 1.19% and a net margin of 4.97%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.40 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Interactive Brokers Group will post $1.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 14th. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.98%. Interactive Brokers Group’s payout ratio is 38.84%.

In other Interactive Brokers Group news, insider Thomas Aj Frank sold 16,751 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.30, for a total value of $675,065.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Vice Chairman Earl H. Nemser sold 1,657 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.42, for a total value of $66,975.94. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 88,291 shares of company stock valued at $3,568,733 in the last 90 days. 3.41% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Interactive Brokers Group

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc (IBG, Inc) is a holding company. The Company is an automated global electronic broker and market maker specializing in routing orders, and executing and processing trades in securities, futures, foreign exchange instruments, bonds and mutual funds on over 120 electronic exchanges and market centers around the world and offering custody, prime brokerage, securities and margin lending services to customers.

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