Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) shares were down 2.6% on Friday . The stock traded as low as $14.46 and last traded at $14.48, with a volume of 76,832 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $14.87.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on CVCY shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 21st. Sandler O’Neill upgraded shares of Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 21st. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded shares of Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $12.50 to $13.00 in a research note on Thursday, April 21st.

The stock has a market cap of $159.69 million and a P/E ratio of 10.65. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $14.35 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.60.

Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.17. On average, equities analysts expect that Central Valley Community Bancorp will post $1.32 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 19th. Investors of record on Friday, August 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 3rd. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.66%.

In other Central Valley Community Bancorp news, Director Joseph B. Weirick sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.21, for a total transaction of $30,420.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 42,765 shares in the company, valued at approximately $650,455.65. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Central Valley Community Bancorp is a bank holding company, which operates through its subsidiary, Central Valley Community Bank (the Bank). The Company’s principal business is to provide, through its banking subsidiary, financial services in its primary market area in California. It serves over seven contiguous counties in California’s central valley, including Fresno County, Madera County, Merced County, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, and Tulare County, and surrounding areas through the Bank.

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