Headlines about Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Eagle Bancorp Montana earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.2980164968341 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Rick Hays Acquires 2,000 Shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc (EBMT) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Insider Selling: Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc (EBMT) CEO Sells 2,069 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc (EBMT) SVP Sells $13,567.32 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- BRIEF-Kenneth M. Walsh Reports 5.0 pct Stake In Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc As … (in.reuters.com)
- BRIEF-Kenneth M. Walsh Reports 5.0 pct Stake In Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc As Of Jan 31, 2018 (feeds.reuters.com)
Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th.
Shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana (EBMT) traded down $0.05 on Friday, reaching $20.00. 1,194 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,803. The company has a market cap of $100.27, a P/E ratio of 19.42, a PEG ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 0.33. Eagle Bancorp Montana has a 12-month low of $17.35 and a 12-month high of $21.95. The company has a quick ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.72.
Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) last announced its earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $9.81 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.85 million. Eagle Bancorp Montana had a net margin of 9.73% and a return on equity of 8.73%. equities research analysts forecast that Eagle Bancorp Montana will post 1.47 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, February 9th will be issued a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 8th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.80%. Eagle Bancorp Montana’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 34.95%.
In other news, CEO Peter Joseph Johnson sold 2,069 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.75, for a total transaction of $40,862.75. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 94,460 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,865,585. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Rick Hays acquired 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The shares were bought at an average price of $19.70 per share, for a total transaction of $39,400.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 22,729 shares in the company, valued at approximately $447,761.30. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 9.90% of the company’s stock.
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Eagle Bancorp Montana Company Profile
Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc is the bank holding company for Opportunity Bank of Montana (the Bank). The Bank is a Montana-chartered commercial bank. The Bank has equity investments in Certified Development Entities, which have received allocations of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). The Company offers wealth management services at its locations through financial advisors employed by the Bank.
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