Growth Stock Recap – Analyst Views on Shares of JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) – Tremont Herald

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JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) has been experiencing accelerated earnings and sales growth over the past five years.  Over that time frame the firm has seen earnings growth of -21.60% and sales growth of 1.30%.

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While the firm has enjoyed the upward movement, it’s important to look at analyst expectations and where the company is headed from here.  On a consensus basis, analysts are projecting EPS growth of 21.21% for next year and have a $6.00 one year price target on the stock.   The stock recently traded at $3.99.


Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP)‘s stock was 2.14%.  Over the last week of the month, it was -0.51%, -11.48% over the last quarter, and  -21.58% for the past six months. 

Earnings Per Share (EPS):

EPS is what each share is worth and indicates how much money their sharehoders would acquire if the company was to pay out all of its profits.  Earnings Per Share is computed by dividing the profit total by its share total.  If a company’s profit is $800 million and there are 40 million shares, then the EPS is $20.  EPS is a fantastic way to compare and contrast companies in the same industry.  When a company shows a steady upwards earnings trend, it is a good indicator that the company will dominate companies with a more volatile earnings trend. JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP)’s EPS is -0.10.  Last year, their EPS growth was 86.20% while their EPS growth over the past five years is -21.60%.  Analysts are predicting JMP Group LLC’s stock to grow 21.21% over the next year and -10.00% over the next five.

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