News articles about Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Piper Jaffray Companies earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3647810249315 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on PJC. JMP Securities began coverage on Piper Jaffray Companies in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. They issued a “market perform” rating for the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised Piper Jaffray Companies from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Desjardins raised Piper Jaffray Companies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Piper Jaffray Companies from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.79.

Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE PJC) opened at $79.10 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,195.12, a PE ratio of 11.22 and a beta of 1.58. Piper Jaffray Companies has a fifty-two week low of $52.75 and a fifty-two week high of $81.85. The company has a quick ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16.

Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $2.13 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.06 by $1.07. Piper Jaffray Companies had a positive return on equity of 11.11% and a negative net margin of 6.30%. The business had revenue of $240.57 million during the quarter.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 29th were issued a dividend of $0.3125 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 28th. This represents a $1.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.58%. Piper Jaffray Companies’s payout ratio is currently -26.54%.

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Piper Jaffray Companies Company Profile

Piper Jaffray Companies is an investment bank and asset management company. The Company’s segments include Capital Markets and Asset Management. The Capital Markets segment provides investment banking and institutional sales, trading and research services for various equity and fixed income products.

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