Republic First Bancorp (FRBK) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Republic First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FRBK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Republic First Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.4485632702342 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.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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A number of research firms have recently commented on FRBK. Sandler O’Neill reissued a “hold” rating and set a $9.50 target price on shares of Republic First Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. BidaskClub cut shares of Republic First Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st.

Shares of NASDAQ FRBK traded down $0.05 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $8.15. 95,723 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 173,820. Republic First Bancorp has a twelve month low of $7.90 and a twelve month high of $9.90. The company has a current ratio of 0.61, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10. The stock has a market cap of $467.54, a P/E ratio of 74.54 and a beta of 0.90.

Republic First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FRBK) last posted its earnings results on Monday, January 22nd. The bank reported $0.00 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.04 by ($0.04). Republic First Bancorp had a return on equity of 2.69% and a net margin of 9.79%. The firm had revenue of $21.88 million for the quarter.

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Republic First Bancorp Company Profile

Republic First Bancorp, Inc is a holding company for Republic First Bank (Republic or the Bank), which does business under the name Republic Bank. The Company’s community banking segment encompasses the commercial loan and deposit activities of Republic, as well as consumer loan products in the areas surrounding its store network.

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