Media coverage about Raymond James Financial (NYSE:RJF) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. Raymond James Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6116224724365 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of analysts have commented on RJF shares. Buckingham Research lifted their target price on Raymond James Financial from $92.00 to $96.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $82.00 target price on shares of Raymond James Financial in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Wells Fargo & Co reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $110.00 target price (up previously from $94.00) on shares of Raymond James Financial in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $102.00 target price on shares of Raymond James Financial in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $99.29.

Shares of Raymond James Financial (NYSE:RJF) opened at $87.08 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $12,660.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.78 and a beta of 1.63. Raymond James Financial has a fifty-two week low of $71.35 and a fifty-two week high of $99.10. The company has a quick ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60.

Raymond James Financial (NYSE:RJF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The financial services provider reported $1.61 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.42 by $0.19. Raymond James Financial had a return on equity of 15.07% and a net margin of 9.00%. The company had revenue of $1.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.73 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.07 earnings per share. Raymond James Financial’s revenue was up 15.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Raymond James Financial will post 6.89 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 17th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 3rd were issued a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, January 2nd. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.15%. This is a positive change from Raymond James Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. Raymond James Financial’s payout ratio is presently 23.15%.

In related news, SVP George Catanese sold 506 shares of Raymond James Financial stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.29, for a total value of $44,674.74. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 5,884 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $519,498.36. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Vice Chairman Francis S. Godbold sold 45,000 shares of Raymond James Financial stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.51, for a total value of $3,847,950.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 325,479 shares of company stock valued at $28,161,533 in the last ninety days. 10.46% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Raymond James Financial

Raymond James Financial, Inc (RJF) is a financial holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries include Raymond James & Associates, Inc (RJ&A), Raymond James Financial Services, Inc (RJFS), Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc (RJFSA), Raymond James Ltd. (RJ Ltd.), Eagle Asset Management, Inc (Eagle), and Raymond James Bank, N.A.

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