Equities research analysts expect that Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR – Get Rating) will report earnings of $1.86 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have made estimates for Broadridge Financial Solutions’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.73 to $2.15. Broadridge Financial Solutions posted earnings of $1.76 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 5.7%. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 1st.
On average, analysts expect that Broadridge Financial Solutions will report full year earnings of $6.35 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.05 to $6.47. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $6.98 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.89 to $7.15. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Broadridge Financial Solutions.
Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR – Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 1st. The business services provider reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.02. Broadridge Financial Solutions had a net margin of 10.05% and a return on equity of 39.99%. The business had revenue of $1.26 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.20 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.73 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.4% compared to the same quarter last year.
Several research analysts have recently commented on BR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Broadridge Financial Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $163.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 3rd. StockNews.com began coverage on shares of Broadridge Financial Solutions in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $177.50.
Shares of NYSE BR traded down $1.96 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $153.52. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 327,412 shares, compared to its average volume of 446,381. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $150.08 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $164.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.38, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 1.16. Broadridge Financial Solutions has a 1 year low of $137.58 and a 1 year high of $185.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $17.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.59 and a beta of 0.96.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, April 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 15th were paid a $0.64 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, March 14th. This represents a $2.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.67%. Broadridge Financial Solutions’s dividend payout ratio is currently 56.02%.
Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. IFM Investors Pty Ltd lifted its position in shares of Broadridge Financial Solutions by 17.1% during the 1st quarter. IFM Investors Pty Ltd now owns 17,735 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,762,000 after buying an additional 2,588 shares during the last quarter. Websterrogers Financial Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Broadridge Financial Solutions by 3.2% in the 1st quarter. Websterrogers Financial Advisors LLC now owns 3,312 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $518,000 after acquiring an additional 102 shares during the period. First Command Bank acquired a new position in shares of Broadridge Financial Solutions in the 1st quarter valued at $30,000. Addenda Capital Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Broadridge Financial Solutions in the 1st quarter valued at $6,276,000. Finally, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC acquired a new position in shares of Broadridge Financial Solutions in the 1st quarter valued at $2,596,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.51% of the company’s stock.
About Broadridge Financial Solutions (Get Rating)
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc engages in the provision of investor communications and technology solutions to banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds, and corporate issuers. It operates through the following segments: Investor Communication Solutions and Global Technology and Operations. The Investor Communication Solutions segment offers services for broker-dealer investor communication, customer communication, corporate issuer, advisor solutions, and mutual fund and retirement solutions.
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