E*TRADE Financial (ETFC) Upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight”

Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ:ETFC) from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating in a report released on Wednesday morning. They currently have $43.00 target price on the financial services provider’s stock, down from their prior target price of $44.00.

ETFC has been the subject of several other reports. Deutsche Bank upped their target price on E*TRADE Financial from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised E*TRADE Financial from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $50.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on E*TRADE Financial in a report on Thursday, November 30th. They issued an outperform rating and a $56.00 target price for the company. Barclays started coverage on E*TRADE Financial in a report on Friday, September 8th. They issued an overweight rating and a $45.00 target price for the company. Finally, Bank of America raised E*TRADE Financial from a neutral rating to a buy rating and upped their target price for the company from $44.00 to $49.00 in a report on Monday, October 9th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. E*TRADE Financial presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $48.60.

Shares of E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ:ETFC) traded up $0.17 on Wednesday, reaching $51.47. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,120,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,470,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 0.27 and a quick ratio of 0.27. The company has a market cap of $13,790.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.16, a P/E/G ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 1.46. E*TRADE Financial has a 1 year low of $32.25 and a 1 year high of $52.19.

E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ:ETFC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $599.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $598.96 million. E*TRADE Financial had a return on equity of 9.34% and a net margin of 27.35%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.51 EPS. analysts expect that E*TRADE Financial will post 2.27 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC purchased a new position in E*TRADE Financial in the third quarter valued at approximately $136,000. Advisors Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in E*TRADE Financial by 80.8% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,239 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $123,000 after purchasing an additional 1,448 shares during the last quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC lifted its stake in E*TRADE Financial by 21.8% in the second quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 3,436 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $121,000 after purchasing an additional 614 shares during the last quarter. Krilogy Financial LLC lifted its stake in E*TRADE Financial by 7.5% in the second quarter. Krilogy Financial LLC now owns 3,710 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $141,000 after purchasing an additional 260 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Visionary Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in E*TRADE Financial in the third quarter valued at approximately $209,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.14% of the company’s stock.

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About E*TRADE Financial

E*Trade Financial Corporation is a financial services company. The Company provides online brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the brand E*TRADE Financial. The Company also provides investor-focused banking products, primarily sweep deposits, to retail investors.

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