Media coverage about TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2227713628804 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Give it the Old College Try: RIAs Must Compete Harder to Recruit Top Undergrads, Finds New TD Ameritrade Survey (finance.yahoo.com)
- TD Ameritrade Sees 49% YoY Increase in Client Assets in October (finance.yahoo.com)
- With a Low VIX, Investors Should Have Hedging Strategy – TheStreet.com (thestreet.com)
- Charles Schwab, E*Trade, TD Ameritrade Benefit From Rising Interest Rates in Q3 – Investopedia (blog) (investopedia.com)
- TD Ameritrade Reports Monthly Metrics – Business Wire (press release) (businesswire.com)
A number of brokerages recently commented on AMTD. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $50.00 target price on shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Bank of America Corporation downgraded shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $51.00 to $52.00 in a research note on Monday, October 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $50.00.
Shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) opened at $48.86 on Monday. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has a 12 month low of $35.57 and a 12 month high of $51.22. The firm has a market cap of $25,805.37, a PE ratio of 28.08, a PEG ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 1.57. The company has a current ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35.
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.03. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation had a net margin of 23.72% and a return on equity of 15.91%. The business had revenue of $983.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $958.57 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.35 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 18.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation will post 2.28 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 21st. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 7th will be issued a dividend of $0.21 per share. This is a boost from TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 6th. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 51.22%.
In other news, major shareholder Luxembourg International Ho Td purchased 11,074,197 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $36.12 per share, with a total value of $399,999,995.64. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Joseph H. Moglia sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.66, for a total transaction of $669,900.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 155,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,922,300. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.42% of the company’s stock.
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About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
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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