Media headlines about Artisan Partners Asset (NYSE:APAM) have been trending positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Artisan Partners Asset earned a daily sentiment score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 47.5938280195762 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of equities analysts have issued reports on APAM shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Artisan Partners Asset from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, March 26th. Bank of America decreased their price objective on Artisan Partners Asset from $38.00 to $36.00 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $46.00 price objective on Artisan Partners Asset and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Artisan Partners Asset from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, April 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.60.
Artisan Partners Asset opened at $33.10 on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.73, a PEG ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 1.74. Artisan Partners Asset has a 12-month low of $27.80 and a 12-month high of $41.45.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 31st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.60 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 16th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.25%. Artisan Partners Asset’s payout ratio is presently 99.59%.
About Artisan Partners Asset
Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc is publicly owned investment manager. It provides its services to pension and profit sharing plans, trusts, endowments, foundations, charitable organizations, government entities, private funds and non-U.S. funds, as well as mutual funds, non-U.S. funds and collective trusts.
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