Equities research analysts expect Financial Engines (NASDAQ:FNGN) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.43 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have provided estimates for Financial Engines’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.40 to $0.45. Financial Engines reported earnings per share of $0.33 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 30.3%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings report on Thursday, May 3rd.

On average, analysts expect that Financial Engines will report full year earnings of $1.80 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.70 to $1.84. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $2.03 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.85 to $2.15. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Financial Engines.

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Financial Engines (NASDAQ:FNGN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The asset manager reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $125.69 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $126.49 million. Financial Engines had a return on equity of 8.07% and a net margin of 9.71%. The business’s revenue was up 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share.

A number of brokerages recently commented on FNGN. BidaskClub downgraded Financial Engines from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. TheStreet upgraded Financial Engines from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Financial Engines from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. William Blair upgraded Financial Engines from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of Financial Engines in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Financial Engines presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.75.

Shares of Financial Engines stock traded up $0.60 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $33.25. 171,913 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 458,517. The company has a market cap of $2,071.71, a PE ratio of 32.28, a P/E/G ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.50. Financial Engines has a 12 month low of $24.45 and a 12 month high of $45.00.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 21st. This is an increase from Financial Engines’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. Financial Engines’s dividend payout ratio is currently 31.07%.

In other Financial Engines news, EVP Gina M. Cruse sold 3,010 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.45, for a total value of $106,704.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Christopher L. Jones sold 14,663 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, February 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.30, for a total value of $502,940.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 62,289 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,136,512.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 23,582 shares of company stock valued at $815,166. 3.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of FNGN. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its holdings in Financial Engines by 376.5% in the fourth quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 3,860 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $117,000 after purchasing an additional 3,050 shares in the last quarter. Blueport Capital L.P. raised its holdings in Financial Engines by 113.4% in the fourth quarter. Blueport Capital L.P. now owns 9,244 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $280,000 after purchasing an additional 4,912 shares in the last quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC raised its holdings in Financial Engines by 37.5% in the fourth quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 11,000 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $333,000 after purchasing an additional 3,000 shares in the last quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL raised its holdings in Financial Engines by 50.0% in the fourth quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 12,000 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $364,000 after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Elkfork Partners LLC bought a new position in Financial Engines in the fourth quarter worth $542,000.

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Financial Engines Company Profile

Financial Engines, Inc provides independent technology-enabled financial advisory, discretionary portfolio management, personalized investment advice, financial and retirement income planning, and financial education and guidance services in the United States. It assists individuals to develop a strategy to reach financial goals by offering a set of services, including personalized plans for saving and investing, assessments of retirement income, and the option to meet face-to-face with a financial advisor.

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