Media coverage about Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ally Financial earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7234666515663 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Form 3 Ally Financial Inc. For: Mar 01 Filed by: LaClair Jennifer A. (streetinsider.com)
- Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) expected to achieve earnings growth of 2.40% for this year – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- Senate to vote on Dodd-Frank rollback – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
- Oaktree Capital Management LP Sells 133,300 Shares of Ally Financial Inc (ALLY) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Ally Financial Inc (ALLY) Position Trimmed by University of Notre Dame DU Lac (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Ally Financial (NYSE ALLY) traded up $0.44 during trading on Friday, hitting $28.60. The stock had a trading volume of 2,930,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,490,000. The company has a market capitalization of $12,430.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.75 and a beta of 1.39. Ally Financial has a 12 month low of $18.11 and a 12 month high of $31.29. The company has a current ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.28.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 1st were issued a $0.13 dividend. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.82%. This is a positive change from Ally Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, January 31st. Ally Financial’s payout ratio is 22.61%.
A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Ally Financial in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $35.00 target price (up from $30.00) on shares of Ally Financial in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Oppenheimer started coverage on Ally Financial in a report on Monday, January 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $38.00 target price on the stock. Stephens set a $27.00 target price on Ally Financial and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of Ally Financial in a report on Thursday, January 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.41.
Ally Financial Company Profile
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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