TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday . Approximately 2,485,018 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 50% from the previous session’s volume of 1,652,272 shares.The stock last traded at $32.07 and had previously closed at $31.79.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on AMTD shares. Deutsche Bank AG reduced their price target on shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. from $35.00 to $34.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. Barclays PLC reduced their price target on shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. from $32.00 to $30.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $32.00 price target (down previously from $33.00) on shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 5th. Finally, Nomura reissued a “hold” rating on shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Twelve research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.70.

The company’s 50-day moving average is $30.26 and its 200 day moving average is $30.10. The company has a market cap of $17.02 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.83.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 19th. The company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.07. The business earned $838 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $829.63 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. will post $1.60 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 18th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 4th were paid a $0.17 dividend. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.10%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 2nd.

In other news, CEO Fredric J. Tomczyk sold 40,000 shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.63, for a total value of $1,305,200.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 787,710 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $25,702,977.30. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Fredric J. Tomczyk sold 10,000 shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.28, for a total value of $312,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 757,710 shares in the company, valued at $23,701,168.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is a provider of securities brokerage services and related technology-based financial services. The Company provides its services to retail investors, traders and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs). The Company provides its services through the Internet, a national branch network and relationships with RIAs.

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