Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Piper Jaffray Companies (PJC) Stock Price

Press coverage about Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Piper Jaffray Companies earned a news sentiment score of 0.53 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media stories about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 5 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Separately, TheStreet downgraded Piper Jaffray Companies from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, September 17th.

PJC opened at $74.78 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 0.38 and a current ratio of 1.68. Piper Jaffray Companies has a 52-week low of $66.12 and a 52-week high of $99.80. The company has a market cap of $1.07 billion, a PE ratio of 12.16 and a beta of 1.51.

Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $1.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.51 by $0.35. Piper Jaffray Companies had a positive return on equity of 11.27% and a negative net margin of 1.39%. The firm had revenue of $221.23 million for the quarter.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 14th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 27th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.01%.

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About Piper Jaffray Companies

Piper Jaffray Companies operates as an investment bank and asset management firm that serves corporations, private equity groups, public entities, non-profit entities, and institutional investors in the United States and internationally. The company's Capital Markets segment offers investment banking and institutional sales, trading, and research services for various equity and fixed income products.

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