JMP Group (NYSE:JMP) is scheduled to issue its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, February 14th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.06 per share for the quarter.

Shares of JMP Group (NYSE:JMP) opened at $5.52 on Tuesday. JMP Group has a one year low of $5.13 and a one year high of $7.70. The company has a quick ratio of 3.25, a current ratio of 3.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.31. The company has a market capitalization of $118.60, a PE ratio of -8.63, a PEG ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 0.68.

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be issued a $0.03 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.52%. JMP Group’s payout ratio is -56.25%.

JMP Group declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, December 13th that allows the company to repurchase 1,000,000 shares. This repurchase authorization allows the financial services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $6.00 price target on shares of JMP Group in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised JMP Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, November 9th.

In other JMP Group news, Director Thomas Rowe Wright purchased 12,500 shares of JMP Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was bought at an average price of $5.33 per share, with a total value of $66,625.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 363,636 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,938,179.88. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 52.11% of the company’s stock.

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JMP Group Company Profile

JMP Group LLC, formerly JMP Group, Inc, is a full-service investment banking and asset management firm. The Company operates in five segments: Broker-Dealer, Asset Management, Corporate Credit, Investment Income and Corporate Costs. The Broker-Dealer segment includes a range of services, such as underwriting and acting as a placement agent for public and private capital markets raising transactions and financial advisory services in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and other strategic transactions.

Earnings History for JMP Group (NYSE:JMP)

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