StoneCastle Financial (BANX) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

News stories about StoneCastle Financial (NASDAQ:BANX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. StoneCastle Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 45.2482071911727 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

BANX has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and set a $22.50 price objective on shares of StoneCastle Financial in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Oppenheimer set a $21.00 target price on StoneCastle Financial and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded StoneCastle Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. JMP Securities raised StoneCastle Financial from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $23.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Finally, National Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of StoneCastle Financial in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $22.75.

StoneCastle Financial (NASDAQ:BANX) opened at $20.59 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $134.76, a PE ratio of 13.12 and a beta of 0.20. StoneCastle Financial has a 52-week low of $18.22 and a 52-week high of $20.95.

StoneCastle Financial (NASDAQ:BANX) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The investment management company reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.40. The firm had revenue of $4.36 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.40 million. research analysts predict that StoneCastle Financial will post 1.57 EPS for the current year.

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About StoneCastle Financial

StoneCastle Financial Corp. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company’s primary investment objective is to provide stockholders with current income, and to a lesser extent capital appreciation. The Company generally invests in the senior debt, subordinated debt, preferred shares and common stock of community banks.

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