News headlines about Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Northfield Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.574111175971 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) Raised to Sell at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Brokerages Expect Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (NFBK) to Post $0.18 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Gil Chapman Sells 12,000 Shares of Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (NFBK) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) traded up $0.46 during trading on Friday, reaching $15.82. The company had a trading volume of 269,563 shares, compared to its average volume of 96,931. The stock has a market capitalization of $772.08, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.69 and a beta of 0.29. Northfield Bancorp has a 52 week low of $15.27 and a 52 week high of $19.25. The company has a quick ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73.
Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The bank reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.02. Northfield Bancorp had a return on equity of 5.03% and a net margin of 17.14%. The company had revenue of $30.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.67 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.18 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Northfield Bancorp will post 0.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 7th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 6th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.53%. Northfield Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 76.92%.
A number of equities analysts have commented on NFBK shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Northfield Bancorp in a report on Friday, December 22nd. BidaskClub cut Northfield Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Northfield Bancorp in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Northfield Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.25.
In other news, Director Gil Chapman sold 16,102 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.73, for a total value of $269,386.46. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 104,415 shares in the company, valued at $1,746,862.95. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Robin Lefkowitz sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.00, for a total value of $34,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 30,433 shares in the company, valued at $517,361. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 37,602 shares of company stock valued at $632,216. Company insiders own 9.34% of the company’s stock.
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About Northfield Bancorp
Northfield Bancorp, Inc is a holding company for Northfield Bank (the Bank). Northfield Bank’s principal business consists of originating commercial real estate loans and multifamily real estate loans, purchasing investment securities including mortgage-backed securities and corporate bonds, as well as depositing funds in other financial institutions.
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