Media coverage about JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) has been trending somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. JPMorgan Chase & Co. earned a media sentiment score of -1.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 8 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s score:

JPM has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Societe Generale cut shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 29th. ValuEngine cut shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 7th. BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. to $126.00 in a research report on Wednesday, October 16th. Wolfe Research cut shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an “outperform” rating to a “peer perform” rating in a research report on Monday, January 6th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods cut shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $135.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday, December 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $131.33.

NYSE:JPM traded up $2.89 on Tuesday, hitting $140.09. The stock had a trading volume of 9,575,331 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,295,837. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a current ratio of 0.93. The stock has a market cap of $426.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 1.24. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has a 1 year low of $98.09 and a 1 year high of $141.10. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $136.10 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $121.69.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 14th. The financial services provider reported $2.57 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.32 by $0.25. The firm had revenue of $28.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $27.69 billion. JPMorgan Chase & Co. had a net margin of 24.70% and a return on equity of 14.63%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.98 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that JPMorgan Chase & Co. will post 10.21 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, January 6th will be paid a $0.90 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, January 3rd. This represents a $3.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.57%. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 40.00%.

In other news, CEO Gordon Smith sold 83,289 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $119.98, for a total transaction of $9,993,014.22. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 393,197 shares in the company, valued at approximately $47,175,776.06. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Mellody L. Hobson purchased 16,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 23rd. The shares were bought at an average price of $124.65 per share, with a total value of $1,994,400.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 8,186 shares in the company, valued at $1,020,384.90. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 152,944 shares of company stock valued at $19,088,970. Company insiders own 0.76% of the company’s stock.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Company Profile

JPMorgan Chase & Co operates as a financial services company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Consumer & Community Banking (CCB), Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB), Commercial Banking (CB), and Asset & Wealth Management (AWM). The CCB segment offers deposit and investment products and services to consumers; lending, deposit, and cash management and payment solutions to small businesses; mortgage origination and servicing activities; residential mortgages and home equity loans; and credit card, payment processing, auto loan, and leasing services.

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