Media headlines about Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 46.64870484864 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) traded up $0.25 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $34.46. 754,330 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 715,746. Federated Investors has a 1-year low of $24.93 and a 1-year high of $34.94. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,516.50, a PE ratio of 16.59, a PEG ratio of 3.29 and a beta of 1.57. The company has a current ratio of 3.33, a quick ratio of 1.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27.

Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The asset manager reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $278.32 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $278.51 million. Federated Investors had a net margin of 19.32% and a return on equity of 34.54%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.54 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Federated Investors will post 2.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 8th were paid a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.90%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 7th. Federated Investors’s payout ratio is 47.62%.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on FII shares. Citigroup lifted their price objective on shares of Federated Investors from $22.00 to $24.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Royal Bank of Canada set a $29.00 price objective on shares of Federated Investors and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Federated Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Federated Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price target (up from $29.00) on shares of Federated Investors in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.75.

In other Federated Investors news, VP John B. Fisher sold 6,460 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.49, for a total value of $203,425.40. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 508,445 shares in the company, valued at $16,010,933.05. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 7,776 shares of company stock worth $244,827. Corporate insiders own 7.10% of the company’s stock.

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About Federated Investors

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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