Media stories about PJT Partners (NYSE:PJT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PJT Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.668088726394 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of PJT Partners (NYSE PJT) traded down 1.26% on Friday, reaching $36.97. 84,252 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s market cap is $684.80 million. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $38.42 and its 200 day moving average price is $38.36. PJT Partners has a 12 month low of $25.09 and a 12 month high of $45.38.

PJT Partners (NYSE:PJT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.34 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $109.31 million for the quarter. PJT Partners had a negative return on equity of 115.47% and a negative net margin of 0.27%. On average, equities research analysts expect that PJT Partners will post $1.62 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 7th were given a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.54%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 6th. PJT Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -200.00%.

PJT has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of PJT Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of PJT Partners from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, JMP Securities assumed coverage on shares of PJT Partners in a report on Monday, September 18th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $45.00 price objective for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. PJT Partners has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $45.67.

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In related news, Director Dennis S. Hersch acquired 2,000 shares of PJT Partners stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The stock was bought at an average price of $38.45 per share, with a total value of $76,900.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 18,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $692,100. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 3.30% of the company’s stock.

About PJT Partners

PJT Partners Inc is an advisory-focused investment bank. The Company offers an array of strategic advisory, restructuring and special situations and private fund advisory and placement services to corporations, financial sponsors, institutional investors and governments. It provides, through Park Hill Group, private fund advisory and placement services for alternative investment managers, including private equity funds, real estate funds and hedge funds.

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