Media stories about E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ:ETFC) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. E*TRADE Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.0219393609706 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently commented on ETFC. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their price target on shares of E*TRADE Financial from $67.00 to $73.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, May 21st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Compass Point began coverage on shares of E*TRADE Financial in a report on Monday, June 4th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $72.00 price target for the company. BidaskClub lowered shares of E*TRADE Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, May 26th. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $73.00 price target (up previously from $67.00) on shares of E*TRADE Financial in a report on Thursday, May 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of E*TRADE Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $66.81.

E*TRADE Financial stock opened at $60.05 on Tuesday. E*TRADE Financial has a 52-week low of $39.12 and a 52-week high of $66.46. The firm has a market cap of $15.99 billion, a PE ratio of 27.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.05 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a quick ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 0.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43.

E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ:ETFC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.07. E*TRADE Financial had a net margin of 29.13% and a return on equity of 13.39%. The business had revenue of $710.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $707.78 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.52 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that E*TRADE Financial will post 3.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

E*TRADE Financial Company Profile

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand. It also offers investor-focused banking products, primarily sweep deposits to retail investors; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance services; clearing and settlement services; investment advisory services; and financial corporate services, such as software and services for managing equity compensation plans to its corporate clients.

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