Headlines about The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The Carlyle Group L.P. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9917099752281 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of The Carlyle Group L.P. from $23.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday. TheStreet raised shares of The Carlyle Group L.P. from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. ValuEngine raised shares of The Carlyle Group L.P. from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their target price on shares of The Carlyle Group L.P. from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of The Carlyle Group L.P. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.81.

Shares of The Carlyle Group L.P. (CG) traded up 3.43% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $21.10. 1,157,191 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The Carlyle Group L.P. has a one year low of $14.35 and a one year high of $22.13. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $20.37 and its 200 day moving average price is $17.78. The firm has a market cap of $1.92 billion, a PE ratio of 49.41 and a beta of 1.83.

The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.37. The business had revenue of $908.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $696.36 million. The Carlyle Group L.P. had a net margin of 4.13% and a return on equity of 41.32%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.35 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that The Carlyle Group L.P. will post $2.81 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 21st. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.42 per share. This is a positive change from The Carlyle Group L.P.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.96%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 10th. The Carlyle Group L.P.’s dividend payout ratio is presently 128.24%.

In other news, CFO Curtis L. Buser sold 20,968 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.25, for a total transaction of $445,570.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 354,610 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,535,462.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Edward J. Mathias sold 6,593 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.25, for a total transaction of $140,101.25. Following the transaction, the director now owns 34,114 shares in the company, valued at $724,922.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 62,013 shares of company stock worth $1,317,776.

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The Carlyle Group L.P. Company Profile

The Carlyle Group L.P. is a diversified multi-product global alternative asset management firm. The Company operates in four segments: Corporate Private Equity (CPE), Real Assets, Global Market Strategies (GMS) and Investment Solutions. Corporate Private Equity advises its buyout and growth capital funds, which pursue various corporate investments of different sizes and growth potentials.

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