Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY)’s share price was down 5.4% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $14.15 and last traded at $14.24, with a volume of 72,995 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.06.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on CVCY shares. Sandler O’Neill raised Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, July 21st. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods cut Central Valley Community Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $14.00 to $16.00 in a report on Friday, July 22nd.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $14.63 and its 200 day moving average is $12.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $159.61 million and a PE ratio of 10.60.

Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.17. Equities research analysts forecast that Central Valley Community Bancorp will post $1.32 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 19th. Investors of record on Friday, August 5th will be issued a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 3rd.

In related news, Director Joseph B. Weirick sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.21, for a total value of $30,420.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 42,765 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $650,455.65. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

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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