News articles about SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) have been trending positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SVB Financial Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.43 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.429284854566 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) traded up $2.51 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $234.90. 420,238 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 483,808. SVB Financial Group has a 12 month low of $159.44 and a 12 month high of $236.18. The stock has a market cap of $12,250.09, a PE ratio of 26.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 1.62. The company has a quick ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18.

SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $2.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.29 by $0.50. SVB Financial Group had a net margin of 25.07% and a return on equity of 11.88%. The company had revenue of $533.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $490.56 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.12 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 23.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that SVB Financial Group will post 9.51 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have commented on SIVB shares. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $245.00 price target on shares of SVB Financial Group in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of SVB Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $247.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $250.00 price target (up previously from $220.00) on shares of SVB Financial Group in a research note on Monday, October 30th. ValuEngine raised shares of SVB Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, Barclays set a $217.00 price target on shares of SVB Financial Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. SVB Financial Group has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $216.21.

In other SVB Financial Group news, Director Eric Benhamou sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $226.01, for a total transaction of $452,020.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Marc C. Cadieux sold 2,260 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $219.34, for a total transaction of $495,708.40. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 15,971 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,503,079.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 20,291 shares of company stock valued at $4,558,918 in the last ninety days. 0.73% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About SVB Financial Group

SVB Financial Group is a financial services company, as well as a bank holding and a financial holding company. The Company’s segments include Global Commercial Bank, SVB Private Bank and SVB Capital. The Global Commercial Bank segment consists of the operations of its Commercial Bank, and of SVB Wine, SVB Analytics and its Debt Fund Investments.

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