Headlines about HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE:HSBC) have been trending positive this week, according to Alpha One. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HSBC Holdings PLC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 91 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE:HSBC)

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on HSBC. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of HSBC Holdings PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. BidaskClub lowered shares of HSBC Holdings PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. HSBC Holdings PLC has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $35.12.

HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE HSBC) traded up 0.43% on Friday, reaching $44.00. 1,551,204 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $172.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 325.93 and a beta of 0.93. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $43.33 and a 200 day moving average price of $41.77. HSBC Holdings PLC has a 52-week low of $28.62 and a 52-week high of $44.44.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 5th. Investors of record on Friday, May 19th will be issued a $0.50 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 17th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.55%. HSBC Holdings PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 1,333.33%.

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About HSBC Holdings PLC

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) is the banking and financial services company. The Company manages its products and services through four businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM), Commercial Banking (CMB), Global Banking and Markets (GB&M), and Global Private Banking (GPB). It operates across various geographical regions, which include Europe, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America.

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