News stories about TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TD Ameritrade earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.3656214999742 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several research analysts recently commented on AMTD shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of TD Ameritrade from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Bank of America set a $54.00 price target on shares of TD Ameritrade and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of TD Ameritrade from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the company from $53.00 to $55.00 in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of TD Ameritrade in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. They set an “underperform” rating and a $45.00 price target on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of TD Ameritrade from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $49.93.

Shares of TD Ameritrade (AMTD) traded up $1.10 during trading on Friday, reaching $51.98. 4,838,446 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,090,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 1.08. TD Ameritrade has a twelve month low of $36.12 and a twelve month high of $54.24. The firm has a market cap of $29,470.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 1.57.

TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $983.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $958.57 million. TD Ameritrade had a net margin of 23.72% and a return on equity of 15.91%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.35 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that TD Ameritrade will post 2.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 21st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 7th were issued a $0.21 dividend. This is an increase from TD Ameritrade’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 6th. TD Ameritrade’s dividend payout ratio is 51.22%.

In other TD Ameritrade news, major shareholder Luxembourg International Ho Td acquired 11,074,197 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 18th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $36.12 per share, with a total value of $399,999,995.64. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.42% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About TD Ameritrade

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is a provider of securities brokerage services and related technology-based financial services. The Company provides its services to retail investors, traders and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs). The Company provides its services through the Internet, a national branch network and relationships with RIAs.

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