Press coverage about ING Groep (NYSE:ING) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6617280376086 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Capital Analysts LLC Takes Position in ING Groep NV (ING) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Technical Indicators under Consideration: ING Groep NV (NYSE: ING) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Hot Stock in the Spotlight: ING Groep NV (NYSE: ING) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- ING Groep NV (NYSE:ING) – An Eye on Stock’s Liquidity – Nasdaq Journal (nasdaqjournal.com)
- Featured Volatile Stock: ING Groep NV (NYSE: ING) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
Several research firms have recently weighed in on ING. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ING Groep in a research note on Monday, December 11th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of ING Groep from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ING Groep from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ING Groep in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $18.00.
Shares of ING Groep (NYSE ING) traded up $0.14 on Friday, hitting $18.21. 1,788,321 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,070,000. The company has a current ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.05. ING Groep has a 1 year low of $13.63 and a 1 year high of $20.58. The company has a market cap of $70,600.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 1.20.
The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 26th will be paid a $0.5344 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 5.77%. This is an increase from ING Groep’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.45. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 25th. ING Groep’s payout ratio is presently 39.35%.
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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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