News coverage about Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.2639347038231 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ PEBO) traded up $0.15 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $33.33. 25,100 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 38,655. The stock has a market capitalization of $606.57, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.01, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 0.72. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. Peoples Bancorp has a 12 month low of $29.55 and a 12 month high of $35.43.
Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $41.83 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $41.96 million. Peoples Bancorp had a net margin of 21.10% and a return on equity of 7.99%. analysts anticipate that Peoples Bancorp will post 2.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd were issued a dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 2nd. Peoples Bancorp’s payout ratio is 43.56%.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 price target on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Peoples Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.00.
In related news, Director S Craig Beam sold 7,939 shares of Peoples Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.77, for a total transaction of $268,100.03. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 12,895 shares of company stock worth $433,159. 3.04% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Peoples Bancorp Company Profile
Peoples Bancorp Inc is a financial holding company. The Company operates principally through its subsidiary, Peoples Bank. Peoples Bank’s operating subsidiaries include Peoples Insurance Agency, LLC (Peoples Insurance) and two asset management companies, PBNA, LLC. and Peoples Tax Credit Equity, LLC.
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