Invesco (IVZ) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 1.29

News articles about Invesco (NYSE:IVZ) have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Invesco earned a media sentiment score of 1.29 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the asset manager an news buzz score of 6 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Invesco’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on IVZ shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Invesco from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. Barclays lowered their price objective on shares of Invesco from $25.00 to $23.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, December 3rd. Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Invesco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $25.00 to $18.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 10th. Wells Fargo & Co downgraded shares of Invesco from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $27.00 to $22.00 in a report on Tuesday, December 4th. Finally, Citigroup decreased their price objective on shares of Invesco from $23.00 to $18.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.91.

NYSE:IVZ opened at $18.00 on Friday. Invesco has a 1-year low of $15.38 and a 1-year high of $35.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.55 and a quick ratio of 1.55. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.41, a PEG ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 1.50.

Invesco (NYSE:IVZ) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 30th. The asset manager reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by ($0.10). Invesco had a return on equity of 10.88% and a net margin of 16.61%. The firm had revenue of $919.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $913.37 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.73 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Invesco will post 2.22 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 13th. Invesco’s payout ratio is 49.38%.

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About Invesco

Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm provides its services to retail clients, institutional clients, high-net worth clients, public entities, corporations, unions, non-profit organizations, endowments, foundations, pension funds, financial institutions, and sovereign wealth funds.

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