News coverage about Comerica (NYSE:CMA) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Comerica earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3991781492714 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Comerica (NYSE CMA) traded up $0.52 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $93.04. 1,623,517 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,484,022. The company has a market capitalization of $16,230.00, a PE ratio of 21.10, a P/E/G ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 1.50. Comerica has a twelve month low of $64.04 and a twelve month high of $93.54. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58.

Comerica (NYSE:CMA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The financial services provider reported $1.26 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $821.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $812.83 million. Comerica had a net margin of 24.87% and a return on equity of 10.35%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.84 earnings per share. analysts predict that Comerica will post 4.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 1st. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were issued a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. Comerica’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 27.21%.

Several research analysts have commented on CMA shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and set a $101.00 price target on shares of Comerica in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Comerica from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Nomura raised their target price on shares of Comerica from $74.00 to $86.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Citigroup restated a “sell” rating and issued a $69.00 target price (up previously from $65.00) on shares of Comerica in a report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $80.00 target price (up previously from $78.00) on shares of Comerica in a report on Saturday, September 16th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Comerica has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $87.07.

In related news, EVP Christine M. Moore sold 3,200 shares of Comerica stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.07, for a total value of $240,224.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Michael T. Ritchie sold 4,596 shares of Comerica stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.08, for a total transaction of $345,067.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

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Comerica Company Profile

Comerica Incorporated is a financial services company. The Company’s principal activity is lending to and accepting deposits from businesses and individuals. The Company’s segments include the Business Bank, the Retail Bank, Wealth Management, Finance and Other. The Business Bank serves middle market businesses, multinational corporations and governmental entities by offering various products and services, including commercial loans and lines of credit, deposits, cash management, capital market products, international trade finance, letters of credit, foreign exchange management services and loan syndication services.

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