ING Groep (ING) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News headlines about ING Groep (NYSE:ING) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ING Groep earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9569832077485 out of 100, indicating 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 rankings:

ING Groep (ING) traded down $0.19 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $17.52. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,600,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,890,000. The company has a market cap of $68,040.00, a PE ratio of 11.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.96, a current ratio of 1.09 and a quick ratio of 1.09. ING Groep has a 12-month low of $14.55 and a 12-month high of $20.58.

ING Groep (NYSE:ING) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The financial services provider reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $5.14 billion for the quarter. ING Groep had a return on equity of 10.22% and a net margin of 27.70%. sell-side analysts forecast that ING Groep will post 1.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 26th will be given a dividend of $0.5344 per share. This is a positive change from ING Groep’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.45. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.77%. ING Groep’s payout ratio is 39.10%.

Several equities research analysts have commented on ING shares. ValuEngine upgraded ING Groep from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ING Groep from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of ING Groep in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of ING Groep in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. ING Groep presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.00.

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About ING Groep

ING Groep N.V. (ING) is a financial institution. The Company offers banking services. The Company’s segments include Retail Netherlands, which offers current and savings accounts, business lending, mortgages and other consumer lending in the Netherlands; Retail Belgium, which offers products that are similar to those in the Netherlands; Retail Germany, which offers current and savings accounts, mortgages and other customer lending; Retail Other, which offers products that are similar to those in the Netherlands, and Wholesale Banking, which offers wholesale banking activities (a full range of products from cash management to corporate finance), real estate and lease.

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