News coverage about Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Piper Jaffray Companies earned a daily sentiment score of 1.69 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 5 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Separately, TheStreet raised Piper Jaffray Companies from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 30th.

NYSE:PJC opened at $65.55 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 1.68 and a quick ratio of 0.39. Piper Jaffray Companies has a 1 year low of $64.13 and a 1 year high of $99.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $980.81 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.10 and a beta of 1.50.

Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $1.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.51 by $0.35. Piper Jaffray Companies had a positive return on equity of 11.27% and a negative net margin of 1.39%. The business had revenue of $221.23 million during the quarter.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 14th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 28th will be given a $0.375 dividend. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 27th.

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About Piper Jaffray Companies

Piper Jaffray Companies operates as an investment bank and asset management firm that serves corporations, private equity groups, public entities, non-profit entities, and institutional investors in the United States and internationally. The company's Capital Markets segment offers investment banking and institutional sales, trading, and research services for various equity and fixed income products.

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