Wall Street analysts expect that JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) will post $0.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for JMP Group’s earnings. JMP Group reported earnings per share of $0.16 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 18.8%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, July 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that JMP Group will report full-year earnings of $0.34 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.33 to $0.34. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $0.44 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.40 to $0.47. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow JMP Group.

JMP Group (NYSE:JMP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The financial services provider reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.13. JMP Group had a net margin of 2.32% and a return on equity of 9.65%. The firm had revenue of $27.17 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.33 million.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on JMP. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of JMP Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 28th. Singular Research restated a “buy” rating on shares of JMP Group in a report on Tuesday, February 26th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of JMP Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $6.25.

In other news, CEO Joseph A. Jolson bought 7,506 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 18th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $3.98 per share, for a total transaction of $29,873.88. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 77,026 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $306,563.48. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Joseph A. Jolson bought 54,169 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 1st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $3.89 per share, for a total transaction of $210,717.41. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 77,026 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $299,631.14. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought 83,570 shares of company stock worth $327,957 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 54.86% of the company’s stock.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in JMP Group stock. Wiley BROS. Aintree Capital LLC purchased a new position in JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 12,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $47,000. Wiley BROS. Aintree Capital LLC owned 0.06% of JMP Group at the end of the most recent reporting period. 13.53% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of JMP Group stock traded down $0.01 on Tuesday, hitting $3.95. The stock had a trading volume of 11,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 28,034. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 4.77 and a current ratio of 4.78. JMP Group has a one year low of $3.71 and a one year high of $5.72. The firm has a market cap of $82.92 million, a PE ratio of 14.11, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 0.90. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $3.91.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 17th were issued a $0.04 dividend. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 16th. JMP Group’s dividend payout ratio is 57.14%.

JMP Group Company Profile

JMP Group LLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides investment banking, sales and trading, equity research, and asset management products and services in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Broker-Dealer, Asset Management, and Corporate. The Broker-Dealer segment offers various 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.

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