Bank of Hawaii (BOH) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.15

News stories about Bank of Hawaii (NYSE:BOH) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank of Hawaii earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.5526530042495 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several research firms have weighed in on BOH. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $92.50 price objective on shares of Bank of Hawaii in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut Bank of Hawaii from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Bank of Hawaii in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on Bank of Hawaii from $88.00 to $86.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Barclays boosted their price objective on Bank of Hawaii from $85.00 to $92.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $91.92.

Bank of Hawaii (BOH) opened at $86.05 on Tuesday. Bank of Hawaii has a 1 year low of $74.72 and a 1 year high of $89.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a current ratio of 0.66. The company has a market capitalization of $3,651.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.83, a PEG ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 0.84.

Bank of Hawaii (NYSE:BOH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 22nd. The bank reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.09 by ($0.08). Bank of Hawaii had a net margin of 26.80% and a return on equity of 15.48%. The firm had revenue of $160.63 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $162.90 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.02 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Bank of Hawaii will post 5.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 14th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th were given a dividend of $0.52 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.42%. Bank of Hawaii’s dividend payout ratio is presently 47.93%.

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Bank of Hawaii Company Profile

Bank of Hawaii Corporation is a bank holding company that operates through its subsidiary, Bank of Hawaii (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of financial products and services primarily to customers in Hawaii, Guam and other Pacific Islands. It operates in four segments: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Investment Services, and Treasury and Other.

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