Hilltop (HTH) Receives Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.10

Press coverage about Hilltop (NYSE:HTH) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hilltop earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.893639947434 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine raised Hilltop from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. UBS cut Hilltop from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut Hilltop from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Raymond James Financial reissued an “underperform” rating on shares of Hilltop in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Hilltop in a report on Friday, September 1st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.30.

Shares of Hilltop (NYSE:HTH) opened at $25.30 on Tuesday. Hilltop has a 1-year low of $21.47 and a 1-year high of $30.60. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,392.00, a PE ratio of 15.89 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were issued a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.95%. Hilltop’s payout ratio is currently 15.29%.

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Hilltop Company Profile

Hilltop Holdings Inc is a financial holding Company. The Company provides business and consumer banking services from offices located throughout Texas through PlainsCapital Bank (the Bank). It has three operating business units, which include PlainsCapital Corporation (PCC) (banking and mortgage origination), Hilltop Securities Holdings LLC (Securities Holdings) (broker-dealer) and PlainsCapital Company (NLC) (insurance).

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