News articles about TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TD Ameritrade earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2257913992647 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- TD Ameritrade (AMTD) Lowered to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- AMTD Crosses Above Average Analyst Target (nasdaq.com)
- TD Ameritrade’s Investor Movement Index Sets New Record in November 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, (NASDAQ: AMTD),US Foods Holding Corp., (NYSE: USFD), Medical Properties … – Hot Stocks In Focus (press release) (reagentsglobalmarket.com)
- UPDATE 1-ACLU sues to block Nebraska executions, challenges governor (AMTD) – Markets Insider (markets.businessinsider.com)
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on AMTD. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TD Ameritrade from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of TD Ameritrade from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of TD Ameritrade from $49.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Citigroup restated a “neutral” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of TD Ameritrade in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Bank of America downgraded shares of TD Ameritrade from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $51.00 to $52.00 in a report on Monday, October 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $49.93.
TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $983.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $958.57 million. TD Ameritrade had a net margin of 23.72% and a return on equity of 15.91%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 18.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.35 EPS. equities analysts predict that TD Ameritrade will post 2.31 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 21st. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 7th were given a dividend of $0.21 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 6th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.61%. This is a boost from TD Ameritrade’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. TD Ameritrade’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 51.22%.
In other TD Ameritrade news, Director Joseph H. Moglia sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.66, for a total value of $669,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 155,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,922,300. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, major shareholder Luxembourg International Ho Td purchased 11,074,197 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $36.12 per share, with a total value 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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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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