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Analysts Have Mixed Views on Interactive Brokers

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Analysts’ ratings for Interactive Brokers

Of the six analysts covering Interactive Brokers (IBKR), two recommend “strong buy,” two recommend “hold,” and two recommend “strong sell.” Last month, their ratings were the same. In March, just five analysts were covering the stock, with one recommending “strong buy,” two recommending “hold,” and two recommending “strong sell.”

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Outlook other brokerages

Of the 20 analysts covering Charles Schwab (SCHW), eight recommend “strong buy,” five recommend “buy,” six recommend “hold,” and one recommends “sell.”

As we’ve discussed in this series, the outlook for brokerages (VFH) is positive, primarily because of interest rate hike expectations. In the first quarter, brokerages saw strong trading activity because of higher volatility.

In the second quarter, brokerages such as E*TRADE Financial (ETFC), Charles Schwab, and TD Ameritrade Holding (AMTD) are expected to see their trading revenue fall sequentially due to lower volatility.

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