ING Groep (ING) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.14

Media headlines about ING Groep (NYSE:ING) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ING Groep earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0469302485171 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

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ING has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ING Groep from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. ValuEngine upgraded ING Groep from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. ING Groep has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $18.00.

Shares of ING stock traded up $0.02 on Friday, reaching $17.51. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,398,361 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,627,484. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.96, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.09. ING Groep has a 12-month low of $15.18 and a 12-month high of $20.58. The company has a market capitalization of $67,962.47, a PE ratio of 12.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.36.

ING Groep (NYSE:ING) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The financial services provider reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. ING Groep had a return on equity of 10.22% and a net margin of 27.70%. The company had revenue of $5.14 billion for the quarter. sell-side analysts forecast that ING Groep will post 1.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 26th will be given a dividend of $0.5344 per share. This is an increase from ING Groep’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.45. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 25th. This represents a yield of 5.77%. ING Groep’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 42.36%.

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About ING Groep

ING Groep N.V. (ING) is a financial institution. The Company offers banking services. The Company’s segments include Retail Netherlands, which offers current and savings accounts, business lending, mortgages and other consumer lending in the Netherlands; Retail Belgium, which offers products that are similar to those in the Netherlands; Retail Germany, which offers current and savings accounts, mortgages and other customer lending; Retail Other, which offers products that are similar to those in the Netherlands, and Wholesale Banking, which offers wholesale banking activities (a full range of products from cash management to corporate finance), real estate and lease.

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