Media stories about Cowen Group (NASDAQ:COWN) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cowen Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.087035191183 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Nomura decreased their price target on shares of Cowen Group from $18.00 to $16.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. BidaskClub cut shares of Cowen Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th.

Cowen Group (COWN) traded down $0.25 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $14.65. 737,880 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 473,471. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 0.79 and a quick ratio of 0.79. Cowen Group has a one year low of $12.45 and a one year high of $18.25. The company has a market capitalization of $463.21, a PE ratio of 73.25 and a beta of 1.57.

Cowen Group (NASDAQ:COWN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.11. Cowen Group had a net margin of 2.29% and a return on equity of 1.54%. The business had revenue of $182.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $181.96 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.10 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 19.0% on a year-over-year basis.

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Cowen Group Company Profile

Cowen Inc, formerly Cowen Group, Inc, is a financial services company. The Company provides alternative investment management, investment banking, research, sales and trading, and prime brokerage services. It operates through two segments: alternative investment and broker-dealer. The alternative investment segment includes private equity structures, registered investment companies and listed investment vehicles.

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