PJT Partners (PJT) Earns News Impact Rating of 0.08

Headlines about PJT Partners (NYSE:PJT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PJT Partners earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6428795237286 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of PJT Partners (NYSE PJT) opened at $43.18 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $816.33, a PE ratio of 30.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 0.46. PJT Partners has a fifty-two week low of $28.84 and a fifty-two week high of $45.63.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 6th will be paid a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.46%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 5th. PJT Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.90%.

PJT Partners declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, October 31st that allows the company to repurchase $100.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the financial services provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on PJT shares. JMP Securities started coverage on shares of PJT Partners in a research note on Monday, September 18th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $45.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of PJT Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th.

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About PJT Partners

PJT Partners Inc is an advisory-focused investment bank. The Company offers an array of strategic advisory, restructuring and special situations and private fund advisory and placement services to corporations, financial sponsors, institutional investors and governments. It provides, through Park Hill Group, private fund advisory and placement services for alternative investment managers, including private equity funds, real estate funds and hedge funds.

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