News articles about Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Interactive Brokers Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.799477357208 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several research firms recently issued reports on IBKR. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating on shares of Interactive Brokers Group in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded Interactive Brokers Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Interactive Brokers Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $68.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Goldman Sachs restated a “sell” rating and issued a $64.00 price target (up from $61.00) on shares of Interactive Brokers Group in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Sandler O’Neill restated a “buy” rating on shares of Interactive Brokers Group in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $54.00.

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IBKR stock traded up $0.40 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $71.07. The stock had a trading volume of 742,615 shares, compared to its average volume of 621,092. The company has a market cap of $29,260.09, a P/E ratio of 66.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.38 and a beta of 0.93. Interactive Brokers Group has a 1 year low of $33.01 and a 1 year high of $74.11.

Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 16th. The financial services provider reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $515.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $398.05 million. Interactive Brokers Group had a return on equity of 1.74% and a net margin of 3.94%. The company’s revenue was up 166.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.07 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Interactive Brokers Group will post 2.1 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st were given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.56%. Interactive Brokers Group’s payout ratio is 37.38%.

In other news, Vice Chairman Earl H. Nemser sold 32,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.80, for a total transaction of $2,009,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.98% of the company’s stock.

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Interactive Brokers Group Company Profile

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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