Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $28.75.

FII has been the topic of several research reports. BidaskClub cut shares of Federated Investors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Citigroup Inc. increased their price target on shares of Federated Investors from $22.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $27.00 target price on shares of Federated Investors in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $29.00 target price on shares of Federated Investors and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Federated Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 31st.

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Shares of Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) traded up $0.07 on Monday, hitting $30.92. 731,900 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 717,409. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,119.95, a PE ratio of 14.72, a PEG ratio of 2.84 and a beta of 1.56. Federated Investors has a 1-year low of $24.93 and a 1-year high of $31.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 3.33 and a quick ratio of 1.89.

Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The asset manager reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $278.32 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $278.51 million. Federated Investors had a net margin of 19.32% and a return on equity of 34.54%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.54 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Federated Investors will post 2.15 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 8th were issued a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 7th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.23%. Federated Investors’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 47.62%.

In other Federated Investors news, VP John B. Fisher sold 6,460 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.49, for a total value of $203,425.40. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 508,445 shares in the company, valued at $16,010,933.05. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders sold 7,776 shares of company stock worth $244,827 over the last quarter. 7.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Bessemer Group Inc. purchased a new position in Federated Investors in the third quarter valued at approximately $126,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in Federated Investors by 8.7% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,484 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $127,000 after purchasing an additional 358 shares during the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC increased its stake in Federated Investors by 9.4% in the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 5,968 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $169,000 after purchasing an additional 511 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. purchased a new position in Federated Investors in the second quarter valued at approximately $176,000. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. increased its stake in Federated Investors by 9.9% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 6,300 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $177,000 after purchasing an additional 565 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 84.47% of the company’s stock.

About Federated Investors

Federated Investors, Inc (Federated) is a provider of investment management products and related financial services. Federated operates through investment management business segment. It is engaged in sponsoring, marketing and providing investment-related services to various investment products, including mutual funds and Separate Accounts, which include separately managed accounts, institutional accounts, sub-advised funds and other managed products.

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