Media stories about TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TD Ameritrade earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.923940222464 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on AMTD shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered TD Ameritrade from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. BidaskClub lowered TD Ameritrade from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of TD Ameritrade in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their target price on TD Ameritrade from $43.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $49.93.

TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) traded up $0.56 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $52.75. The company had a trading volume of 1,020,519 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,772,133. The stock has a market cap of $29,588.56, a P/E ratio of 29.99, a PEG ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 1.57. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. TD Ameritrade has a 12-month low of $36.12 and a 12-month high of $54.24.

TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $983.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $958.57 million. TD Ameritrade had a return on equity of 15.91% and a net margin of 23.72%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 18.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.35 EPS. equities research analysts predict that TD Ameritrade will post 2.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 21st. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 7th were paid a dividend of $0.21 per share. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 6th. This is an increase from TD Ameritrade’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. TD Ameritrade’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 51.22%.

In related news, Director Joseph H. Moglia sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.66, for a total transaction of $669,900.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 155,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,922,300. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, major shareholder Luxembourg International Ho Td purchased 11,074,197 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $36.12 per share, for a total transaction of $399,999,995.64. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 0.42% of the company’s stock.

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TD Ameritrade Company Profile

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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