News coverage about Toronto–Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD) (TSE:TD) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Toronto–Dominion Bank earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.3505881068882 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Triumvira Immunologics to Present at the 25 (businesswire.com)
- Large Business Innovator: Bentall Kennedy Wins 2018 GLOBE Climate Leadership Award (wlns.com)
- TD Green Room celebrates the love of music at the JUNO Awards (finance.yahoo.com)
- Corporate Treasurers are Highly Optimistic about Near-Term Economic Growth and Tax Reform, Survey Reveals (finance.yahoo.com)
- Mattress1One Enhances Finance Offering to Feature Store-Branded Credit Card – Markets Insider (markets.businessinsider.com)
A number of brokerages have commented on TD. Desjardins upgraded Toronto–Dominion Bank from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Toronto–Dominion Bank from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $66.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. CIBC upgraded Toronto–Dominion Bank from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, Bank of America upped their price target on Toronto–Dominion Bank from $71.00 to $87.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Toronto–Dominion Bank currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $77.20.
Toronto–Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD) (TSE:TD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 1st. The bank reported $1.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.17 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $9.36 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.96 billion. Toronto–Dominion Bank had a return on equity of 15.76% and a net margin of 22.12%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.33 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Toronto–Dominion Bank will post 4.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 10th will be paid a $0.522 dividend. This is a positive change from Toronto–Dominion Bank’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 9th. This represents a $2.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.67%. Toronto–Dominion Bank’s dividend payout ratio is 46.43%.
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Toronto–Dominion Bank Company Profile
Toronto-Dominion Bank (the Bank) is a Canada-based bank, which operates in the North America. It is an online financial services firm, with over 10.2 million online and mobile customers. Its segments include Canadian Retail, U.S. Retail, Wholesale Banking and Corporate. The Canadian Retail segment provides a range of financial products and services to customers in the Canadian personal and commercial banking businesses.
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