Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Equity BancShares (EQBK) Stock Price

Media headlines about Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) have trended positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Equity BancShares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.8308798221278 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Equity BancShares (EQBK) opened at $35.69 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 0.83 and a quick ratio of 0.83. Equity BancShares has a 12-month low of $29.13 and a 12-month high of $36.99. The stock has a market cap of $436.88 and a P/E ratio of 26.05.

Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.49 by ($0.02). Equity BancShares had a return on equity of 7.71% and a net margin of 15.94%. research analysts forecast that Equity BancShares will post 1.8 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of Equity BancShares in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Equity BancShares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Equity BancShares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Equity BancShares currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $34.75.

In other Equity BancShares news, Director Michael R. Downing sold 10,023 shares of the business’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 transaction of $350,805.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. 14.90% of the stock is currently owned by 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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