Press coverage about Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Broadridge Financial Solutions earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 46.5965182043509 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of NYSE BR opened at $116.21 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 1.57 and a quick ratio of 1.57. The company has a market cap of $13.67 billion, a PE ratio of 37.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.58 and a beta of 0.85. Broadridge Financial Solutions has a 12-month low of $71.58 and a 12-month high of $119.99.

Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The business services provider reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $1.07 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.03 billion. Broadridge Financial Solutions had a return on equity of 45.33% and a net margin of 9.37%. Broadridge Financial Solutions’s quarterly revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.69 EPS. analysts predict that Broadridge Financial Solutions will post 4.21 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th were given a $0.365 dividend. This represents a $1.46 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 14th. Broadridge Financial Solutions’s dividend payout ratio is presently 46.65%.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine lowered Broadridge Financial Solutions from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Broadridge Financial Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 10th. Finally, DA Davidson boosted their price objective on Broadridge Financial Solutions from $90.00 to $92.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $100.25.

In other news, insider Adam D. Amsterdam sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $117.97, for a total transaction of $1,179,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 10,882 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,283,749.54. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Robert Schifellite sold 43,686 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.70, for a total transaction of $5,185,528.20. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 125,533 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,900,767.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 177,270 shares of company stock valued at $20,727,017. 2.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Broadridge Financial Solutions Company Profile

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc provides investor communications and technology-driven solutions for the financial services industry worldwide. The company's Investor Communication Solutions segment processes and distributes proxy materials to investors in equity securities and mutual funds, as well as facilitates related vote processing services; and offers ProxyEdge, an electronic proxy delivery and voting solution.

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