Media headlines about QCR Holdings (NASDAQ:QCRH) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. QCR Holdings earned a news impact score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.3070657950489 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of QCR Holdings (NASDAQ:QCRH) traded down 1.30% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $45.50. The stock had a trading volume of 26,540 shares. QCR Holdings has a 52 week low of $27.48 and a 52 week high of $50.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $599.46 million, a P/E ratio of 18.72 and a beta of 0.61. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $47.45 and a 200-day moving average of $44.55.

QCR Holdings (NASDAQ:QCRH) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The bank reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $34.83 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $36.49 million. QCR Holdings had a return on equity of 11.34% and a net margin of 21.11%. On average, equities research analysts predict that QCR Holdings will post $2.72 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price objective on shares of QCR Holdings in a report on Thursday, June 15th. ValuEngine lowered QCR Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $52.00 price objective on QCR Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered QCR Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $43.75.

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In other news, EVP Cathie Whiteside sold 2,675 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.95, for a total transaction of $122,916.25. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 12,255 shares in the company, valued at $563,117.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 8.80% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

QCR Holdings Company Profile

QCR Holdings, Inc is a multi-bank holding company. The Company serves the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Des Moines/Ankeny and Rockford communities through its banking subsidiaries, Quad City Bank and Trust Company (QCBT), Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust Company (CRBT), Community State Bank (CSB), and Rockford Bank and Trust Company (RB&T), which provide full-service commercial and consumer banking and trust and asset management services.

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