News stories about Artisan Partners Asset Management (NYSE:APAM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Artisan Partners Asset Management earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 45.7686392619513 out of 100, meaning that recent press 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 impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Artisan Partners Asset Management (NYSE APAM) traded down 0.17% during trading on Friday, hitting $30.10. 410,714 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $1.50 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.76 and a beta of 1.75. The company’s 50-day moving average is $31.46 and its 200 day moving average is $29.29. Artisan Partners Asset Management has a 52-week low of $24.48 and a 52-week high of $33.85.

Artisan Partners Asset Management (NYSE:APAM) last issued its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The asset manager reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $196.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $194.25 million. Artisan Partners Asset Management had a return on equity of 78.75% and a net margin of 11.37%. Artisan Partners Asset Management’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.53 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Artisan Partners Asset Management will post $2.34 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of $0.60 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 15th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.97%. Artisan Partners Asset Management’s payout ratio is currently 145.46%.

Several research firms have recently commented on APAM. ValuEngine raised shares of Artisan Partners Asset Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Artisan Partners Asset Management from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded shares of Artisan Partners Asset Management from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $32.00 to $33.00 in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $32.00 price objective on shares of Artisan Partners Asset Management in a report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada began coverage on shares of Artisan Partners Asset Management in a report on Thursday, June 29th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $34.00 price objective on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Artisan Partners Asset Management currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.94.

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Artisan Partners Asset Management Company Profile

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc is an investment management company. The Company provides a range of the United States, non-United States and global investment strategies, each of which is managed by one of its investment teams. The Company provides investment management services to separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles.

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