Heritage Oaks Bancorp (NASDAQ:HEOP) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Thursday . Approximately 99,524 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 12% from the previous session’s volume of 112,481 shares.The stock last traded at $7.79 and had previously closed at $7.81.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Heritage Oaks Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st.

The firm has a market cap of $271.57 million and a PE ratio of 17.96. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $7.94 and its 200 day moving average price is $7.76.

Heritage Oaks Bancorp (NASDAQ:HEOP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.01. Equities analysts predict that Heritage Oaks Bancorp will post $0.49 EPS for the current year.

Heritage Oaks Bancorp is the holding company for Heritage Oaks Bank (the Bank). The Bank offers traditional banking products, such as checking, savings, money market account and certificates of deposit, as well as mortgage loans and commercial and consumer loans to customers who are predominately small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and individuals.

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