Media headlines about Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Federated Investors earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 45.8639822032433 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on FII shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Federated Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Royal Bank Of Canada began coverage on shares of Federated Investors in a report on Thursday, June 29th. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $27.00 target price for the company. Citigroup Inc. cut shares of Federated Investors from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $26.00 to $24.00 in a report on Monday, June 5th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded shares of Federated Investors from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, May 25th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Federated Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.43.

Shares of Federated Investors (FII) opened at 28.05 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $27.30 and its 200-day moving average is $27.09. The company has a market capitalization of $2.74 billion, a PE ratio of 13.36 and a beta of 1.42. Federated Investors has a one year low of $24.52 and a one year high of $32.40.

Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The asset manager reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.03. Federated Investors had a net margin of 18.91% and a return on equity of 33.93%. The company had revenue of $272.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $278.51 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.51 EPS. Federated Investors’s revenue was down 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Federated Investors will post $2.06 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, insider Richard A. Novak sold 2,700 shares of Federated Investors stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.70, for a total transaction of $74,790.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 44,741 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,239,325.70. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP John B. Fisher sold 5,041 shares of Federated Investors stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.97, for a total transaction of $140,996.77. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 514,905 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,401,892.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 8,002 shares of company stock valued at $223,095. 7.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Federated Investors Company Profile

Federated Investors, Inc (Federated) is a provider of investment management products and related financial services. Federated operates through investment management business segment. It is engaged in sponsoring, marketing and providing investment-related services to various investment products, including mutual funds and Separate Accounts, which include separately managed accounts, institutional accounts, sub-advised funds and other managed products.

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