Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) Stock Price

Headlines about Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) have trended positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ally Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2779628441126 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research analysts have weighed in on ALLY shares. TheStreet raised Ally Financial from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised Ally Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Ally Financial in a research report on Friday, September 1st. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 price objective on shares of Ally Financial in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 price objective on shares of Ally Financial in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Ally Financial currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $26.93.

Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) traded up $0.08 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $25.65. The company had a trading volume of 2,267,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,382,828. Ally Financial has a 12 month low of $18.11 and a 12 month high of $26.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.32, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.21. The company has a market cap of $11,306.69, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 1.46.

Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.08. Ally Financial had a return on equity of 7.72% and a net margin of 14.75%. The business had revenue of $1.46 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.46 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.56 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Ally Financial will post 2.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 31st. Ally Financial’s payout ratio is 22.22%.

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About Ally Financial

Ally Financial Inc is a digital financial services company. The Company is a bank and financial holding company. Its segments include Automotive Finance operations, Insurance operations, Mortgage Finance operations, Corporate Finance operations, and Corporate and Other. The Automotive Finance operations segment provides the United States-based automotive financing services to consumers and automotive dealers, and automotive and equipment financing services to companies and municipalities.

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