Media stories about Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) have trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Equity BancShares earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.8308798221278 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
A number of equities analysts have issued reports on EQBK shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 price objective on shares of Equity BancShares in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Equity BancShares from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Equity BancShares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Equity BancShares has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.75.
Equity BancShares (NASDAQ EQBK) opened at $36.22 on Friday. Equity BancShares has a 52 week low of $29.13 and a 52 week high of $36.99. The stock has a market cap of $524.17, a P/E ratio of 26.63 and a beta of 1.02. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70.
In other Equity BancShares news, Director Michael R. Downing sold 10,023 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total value of $350,805.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 14.90% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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About Equity BancShares
Equity Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal activity is the ownership and management of its subsidiary, Equity Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of financial services primarily to businesses and business owners, as well as individuals through its network of over 30 branches located in Kansas and Missouri.
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