Headlines about The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The Charles Schwab Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2524572349506 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE SCHW) traded down 1.45% on Wednesday, reaching $42.02. 5,967,236 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The Charles Schwab Corporation has a one year low of $29.23 and a one year high of $44.10. The firm has a market cap of $56.22 billion, a PE ratio of 28.20 and a beta of 1.63. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $42.71 and a 200 day moving average price of $41.02.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.39. The Charles Schwab Corporation had a return on equity of 15.69% and a net margin of 26.73%. The business had revenue of $2.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.13 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.30 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 16.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that The Charles Schwab Corporation will post $1.61 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 11th will be issued a dividend of $0.08 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 9th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.76%. The Charles Schwab Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 21.48%.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $51.00 target price (up previously from $48.00) on shares of The Charles Schwab Corporation in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Nomura downgraded shares of The Charles Schwab Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Instinet reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $43.00 target price (down previously from $46.00) on shares of The Charles Schwab Corporation in a report on Monday, July 24th. Argus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target (up previously from $46.00) on shares of The Charles Schwab Corporation in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of The Charles Schwab Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The Charles Schwab Corporation currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $44.00.

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In other news, EVP Terri R. Kallsen sold 10,536 shares of The Charles Schwab Corporation stock in a transaction on Monday, July 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.15, for a total transaction of $454,628.40. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 5,212 shares in the company, valued at approximately $224,897.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Marie A. Chandoha sold 7,002 shares of The Charles Schwab Corporation stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.96, for a total value of $293,803.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 924,122 shares of company stock worth $39,694,987. Insiders own 12.00% of the company’s stock.

About The Charles Schwab Corporation

The Charles Schwab Corporation (CSC) is a savings and loan holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services. The Company provides financial services to individuals and institutional clients through two segments: Investor Services and Advisor Services.

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