News articles about Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ:NCBS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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. Nicolet Bankshares earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 44.6671847901066 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ NCBS) traded up $1.40 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $56.09. The company had a trading volume of 13,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 20,800. Nicolet Bankshares has a fifty-two week low of $45.00 and a fifty-two week high of $61.98. The company has a quick ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. The firm has a market cap of $521.25, a PE ratio of 18.04, a PEG ratio of 2.32 and a beta of 1.76.
Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ:NCBS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 17th. The bank reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.10. Nicolet Bankshares had a return on equity of 9.45% and a net margin of 22.63%. The business had revenue of $35.25 million during the quarter. sell-side analysts predict that Nicolet Bankshares will post 3.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
NCBS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Maxim Group boosted their price objective on Nicolet Bankshares from $59.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. ValuEngine cut Nicolet Bankshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Sandler O’Neill reissued a “hold” rating and set a $58.50 price objective on shares of Nicolet Bankshares in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. DA Davidson initiated coverage on Nicolet Bankshares in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $61.00 price objective for the company. Finally, BidaskClub cut Nicolet Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $61.88.
In other Nicolet Bankshares news, SVP Patrick Joseph Madson sold 1,027 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.65, for a total value of $59,206.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Michael J. Gilson sold 2,286 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.00, for a total value of $132,588.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 47,191 shares of company stock valued at $2,667,830 in the last three months. 13.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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About Nicolet Bankshares
Nicolet Bankshares, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company conducts operations through its subsidiary, Nicolet National Bank (the Bank), which is a commercial bank. The Company also owns investment advisory firms, Brookfield Investment Partners, LLC, which provides investment strategy and transactional services to select community banks, and Nicolet Advisory Services, LLC, which conducts brokerage and financial advisory services primarily to individual consumers.
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