Atlantic Capital Bancshares (ACBI) Receiving Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about Atlantic Capital Bancshares (NASDAQ:ACBI) have trended positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Atlantic Capital Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 46.9264742270592 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on ACBI. TheStreet upgraded shares of Atlantic Capital Bancshares from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Atlantic Capital Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, January 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Atlantic Capital Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Atlantic Capital Bancshares from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $21.00.

Atlantic Capital Bancshares (NASDAQ:ACBI) traded up $0.15 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $18.00. 81,700 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 117,938. The firm has a market cap of $463.11 and a PE ratio of 35.29. Atlantic Capital Bancshares has a twelve month low of $15.20 and a twelve month high of $20.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a current ratio of 0.94.

Atlantic Capital Bancshares (NASDAQ:ACBI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The bank reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $23.77 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $26.19 million. Atlantic Capital Bancshares had a return on equity of 5.05% and a net margin of 17.05%. analysts predict that Atlantic Capital Bancshares will post 0.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, COO D Michael Kramer sold 14,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.19, for a total transaction of $249,255.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 3.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Atlantic Capital Bancshares

Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc is the bank holding company for Atlantic Capital Bank (the Bank). The Bank operates as a commercial bank. The Bank provides an array of credit, treasury management and deposit products and services to growth businesses, middle market corporations, commercial real estate developers and investors, and private clients.

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