Shares of Heritage Oaks Bancorp (NASDAQ:HEOP) rose 3.2% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $8.30 and last traded at $8.29, with a volume of 51,336 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $8.03.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Heritage Oaks Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 19th.

The company has a market cap of $281.77 million and a PE ratio of 18.63. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $7.93 and its 200-day moving average is $7.76.

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