Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact F.N.B. (NYSE:FNB) Share Price

Media coverage about F.N.B. (NYSE:FNB) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. F.N.B. earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.069079803713 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

F.N.B. (NYSE FNB) opened at $14.13 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15. F.N.B. has a twelve month low of $12.02 and a twelve month high of $16.43. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,652.43, a P/E ratio of 15.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 0.96.

F.N.B. (NYSE:FNB) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24. F.N.B. had a return on equity of 6.81% and a net margin of 19.95%. The company had revenue of $291.38 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $299.47 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.24 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that F.N.B. will post 0.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.40%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. F.N.B.’s payout ratio is 62.34%.

Several research analysts have commented on FNB shares. ValuEngine raised F.N.B. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target on shares of F.N.B. in a report on Friday, August 11th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of F.N.B. in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of F.N.B. in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded F.N.B. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. F.N.B. presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.39.

In other F.N.B. news, insider Robert M. Moorehead bought 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $13.46 per share, with a total value of $67,300.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 25,312 shares in the company, valued at approximately $340,699.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Frank C. Mencini bought 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $12.93 per share, with a total value of $25,860.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 8,500 shares of company stock worth $113,350 over the last ninety days. 1.21% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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F.N.B. Company Profile

F.N.B. Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company operates through four segments: Community Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance and Consumer Finance. Its Community Banking segment consists of First National Bank of Pennsylvania (FNBPA), which offers services, including commercial and individual demand, savings and time deposit accounts and commercial, mortgage and individual installment loans.

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