Somewhat Critical Media Coverage Extremely Unlikely to Impact JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Share Price

News articles about JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) have been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. JPMorgan Chase & Co. earned a media sentiment score of -1.09 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 1 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s score:

Shares of JPM stock opened at $103.29 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has a 12 month low of $102.20 and a 12 month high of $119.33. The stock has a market cap of $361.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.03, a PEG ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 1.10.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) last issued its earnings results on Friday, October 12th. The financial services provider reported $2.34 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.24 by $0.10. JPMorgan Chase & Co. had a net margin of 23.39% and a return on equity of 13.90%. The company had revenue of $27.26 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.20 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.76 earnings per share. On average, research analysts anticipate that JPMorgan Chase & Co. will post 9.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Wolfe Research assumed coverage on shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a research report on Tuesday, September 25th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Citigroup boosted their price target on shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $115.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $127.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, September 14th. Bank of America lifted their target price on shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $126.00 to $132.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, September 17th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co set a $130.00 target price on shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $123.64.

In related news, Director Mellody L. Hobson purchased 1,150 shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 19th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $108.94 per share, with a total value of $125,281.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 2,632 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $286,730.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 0.73% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Company Profile

JPMorgan Chase & Co operates as a financial services company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset & Wealth Management. The Consumer & Community Banking segment offers deposit and investment products and services to consumers; lending, deposit, and cash management and payment solutions to small businesses; residential mortgages and home equity loans; and credit cards, payment processing services, auto loans and leases.

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