Press coverage about Ameriprise Financial (NYSE:AMP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ameriprise Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0379884878013 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Ameriprise Financial (NYSE:AMP) opened at $180.53 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $26,603.73, a PE ratio of 19.07 and a beta of 1.93. The company has a quick ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85. Ameriprise Financial has a one year low of $110.97 and a one year high of $183.90.

Ameriprise Financial (NYSE:AMP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The financial services provider reported $1.18 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.08 by ($1.90). The business had revenue of $3.15 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.05 billion. Ameriprise Financial had a return on equity of 31.03% and a net margin of 12.31%. Ameriprise Financial’s revenue was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.46 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Ameriprise Financial will post 14.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be paid a $0.83 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $3.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.84%. Ameriprise Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 35.17%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on AMP. SunTrust Banks increased their price objective on Ameriprise Financial to $180.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $168.00 price objective on Ameriprise Financial and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, December 16th. Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of Ameriprise Financial in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Ameriprise Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Ameriprise Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Ameriprise Financial has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $164.98.

In other news, insider David Kent Stewart sold 603 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $160.72, for a total transaction of $96,914.16. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 20,081 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,227,418.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Chairman James M. Cracchiolo sold 42,228 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $159.33, for a total value of $6,728,187.24. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 242,013 shares in the company, valued at $38,559,931.29. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 57,405 shares of company stock worth $9,284,389 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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Ameriprise Financial Company Profile

Ameriprise Financial, Inc is a financial services company that offers financial solutions to individual and institutional clients. The Company operates in five segments: Advice & Wealth Management; Asset Management; Annuities; Protection, and Corporate & Other. The Company uses Ameriprise Financial as its enterprise brand, as well as the name of its advisor network and certain of its retail products and services.

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