Media coverage about Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ally Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9605307576615 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Charlotte’s Women In Business: Diane Morais (bizjournals.com)
- Ally Financial Inc. 2017 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides (seekingalpha.com)
- Ally Master Owner Trust, Series 2018-1 — Moody’s assigns Definitive ratings to Ally Master Owner Trust, Series 2018-1 Notes (finance.yahoo.com)
- Barbara Yastine (healthdatamanagement.com)
- Tuesday Wake-Up Call: Diesel Made Fake-Looking ‘Deisel’ Jeans. Godiva Rebelled Against Tradition (adage.com)
A number of research firms have issued reports on ALLY. ValuEngine raised Ally Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price target on shares of Ally Financial in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Credit Suisse Group increased their price target on Ally Financial from $32.00 to $34.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on Ally Financial from $28.00 to $34.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $35.00 price target (up previously from $30.00) on shares of Ally Financial in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.56.
Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.11. Ally Financial had a return on equity of 5.31% and a net margin of 10.32%. The business had revenue of $1.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.43 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.54 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Ally Financial will post 3.02 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 1st were given a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, January 31st. This is a positive change from Ally Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. Ally Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 25.62%.
About Ally Financial
Ally Financial Inc is a digital financial services company. The Company is a bank and financial holding company. Its segments include Automotive Finance operations, Insurance operations, Mortgage Finance operations, Corporate Finance operations, and Corporate and Other. The Automotive Finance operations segment provides the United States-based automotive financing services to consumers and automotive dealers, and automotive and equipment financing services to companies and municipalities.
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