Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Stock Price

News headlines about JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. JPMorgan Chase & Co. earned a coverage optimism score of 1.20 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s analysis:

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on JPM. Zacks Investment Research cut JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 2nd. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $124.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, April 15th. BMO Capital Markets upped their price objective on JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $116.00 to $118.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, April 15th. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 price objective on shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a research report on Thursday, February 21st. Finally, Daiwa Capital Markets downgraded JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, February 8th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $123.05.

Shares of JPM stock traded up $0.86 on Friday, hitting $114.47. The company had a trading volume of 7,888,022 shares, compared to its average volume of 13,554,354. The stock has a market cap of $391.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.72, a PEG ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 1.11. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has a twelve month low of $91.11 and a twelve month high of $119.24.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 12th. The financial services provider reported $2.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.32 by $0.33. JPMorgan Chase & Co. had a return on equity of 14.23% and a net margin of 24.28%. The company had revenue of $29.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $27.95 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $2.37 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts forecast that JPMorgan Chase & Co. will post 10 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 30th. Investors of record on Friday, April 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.80 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 4th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.80%. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 35.56%.

In other JPMorgan Chase & Co. news, Director Mellody L. Hobson bought 1,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $114.26 per share, with a total value of $194,242.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 7,485 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $855,236.10. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director James S. Crown acquired 5,000 shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 5th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $103.79 per share, with a total value of $518,950.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 311,447 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $32,325,084.13. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have purchased 24,700 shares of company stock valued at $2,711,552 and have sold 190,933 shares valued at $20,796,254. Company insiders own 0.76% of the company’s stock.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Company Profile

JPMorgan Chase & Co operates as a financial services company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Consumer & Community Banking (CCB), Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB), Commercial Banking (CB), and Asset & Wealth Management (AWM). The CCB segment offers deposit and investment products and services to consumers; lending, deposit, and cash management and payment solutions to small businesses; mortgage origination and servicing activities; residential mortgages and home equity loans; and credit card, payment processing, auto loan, and leasing services.

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