TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (AMTD) Given News Impact Rating of 0.29

News articles about TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) have trended positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.29 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 83 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on AMTD. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $47.00 price target on shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. in a report on Sunday, January 8th. Instinet raised shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, January 6th. Nomura raised shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, December 27th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. in a report on Tuesday, February 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $42.17.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) traded down 1.68% on Friday, hitting $38.01. 1,645,082 shares of the stock traded hands. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. has a 52 week low of $26.37 and a 52 week high of $47.41. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $38.60 and a 200 day moving average of $40.42. The firm has a market capitalization of $20.06 billion, a PE ratio of 23.76 and a beta of 1.63.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, April 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.01. The firm earned $904 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $882.25 million. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. had a return on equity of 16.21% and a net margin of 25.09%. The company’s revenue was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.38 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. will post $1.67 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 16th. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 2nd will be issued a $0.18 dividend. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 28th. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is 45.28%.

In other TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. news, Director Joseph H. Moglia sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.18, for a total transaction of $783,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 190,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,444,200. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 0.42% of the company’s stock.

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. 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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