There Is A Quest For Clarity Surrounding Interactive Brokers Group Inc (NASDAQ: IBKR) Volatility

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Interactive Brokers Group to Present at BofA Securities 2024 Financial Services Conference.

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Stocks Info

This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Capital Markets industry segment, falling under the Financial sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $95.37 and fluctuated between $95.58 as its day high and $94.50 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Interactive Brokers Group Inc is $10.21B. A total of 0.52 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.34M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, IBKR has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 4 BUYs and 153 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 2,070,822 shares during that period but sold 1,530,202.

In the most recent transaction, Frank Thomas AJ sold 3,667 shares of IBKR for 94.34 per share on Feb 06. After the transaction, the Chief Information Officer now owns 76,956 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 05, Frank Thomas AJ sold 36,267 shares at 95.64 per share. IBKR shares that Chief Information Officer owns now total 80,623.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Nemser Earl H disposed of 25,782 shares on Feb 05 at a per-share price of $95.71. This resulted in the Vice Chairman holding 208,770 shares of IBKR after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Nemser Earl H sold 74,218 shares at $96.29 per share on Feb 02. Company shares held by the Vice Chairman now total 234,552.

Dividend

The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Interactive Brokers Group Inc pays an annual dividend of $0.40, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.42%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.85. IBKR’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/29/2024 when it declared a $0.10 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/14/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/14/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 11/30/2023. The IBKR stock dividend was $0.10 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for IBKR in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $110.67 with high estimates of $139.00 and low estimates of $100.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, IBKR has a high of $97.12 and a low of $70.83.

As of this writing, IBKR has an earnings estimate of $1.58 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.62 per share and a lower estimate of $1.54. The company reported an EPS of $1.55 in the last quarter, which was 2.60% higher than expectations of $1.51.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. IBKR’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $2.40B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $11.80B in debt and $86.94B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $31.68, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $10.22B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for IBKR is Buy with a score of 4.88.

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