Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) Stock Price

News stories about TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8716559335342 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $44.50 price objective on shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Nomura decreased their price objective on shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation from $50.00 to $49.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Instinet reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $49.00 price objective (down from $50.00) on shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $43.00 price objective (up from $40.00) on shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $44.47.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ AMTD) traded down 2.81% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $43.60. 3,776,124 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has a 12 month low of $30.32 and a 12 month high of $47.41. The stock has a market cap of $23.02 billion, a PE ratio of 27.25 and a beta of 1.48. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $44.58 and its 200-day moving average price is $41.08.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.03. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation had a net margin of 24.01% and a return on equity of 16.09%. The company had revenue of $931 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $897.98 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.45 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation will post $1.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 28th. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 45.00%.

In other TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation news, Director Joseph H. Moglia sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.45, for a total value of $404,500.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 170,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,876,500. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.42% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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