Media coverage about Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:BPFH) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Boston Private Financial Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.6081333367885 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several equities analysts have weighed in on BPFH shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 15th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings in a report on Friday, April 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 target price on shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings in a report on Friday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.60.

Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ BPFH) opened at 14.60 on Friday. Boston Private Financial Holdings has a 12-month low of $11.77 and a 12-month high of $17.88. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $15.27 and its 200 day moving average is $15.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.20 and a beta of 1.06.

Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:BPFH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The bank reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.05. Boston Private Financial Holdings had a net margin of 18.86% and a return on equity of 10.16%. The firm had revenue of $94.37 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $95.70 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that Boston Private Financial Holdings will post $0.90 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 9th will be given a $0.11 dividend. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.01%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 7th. Boston Private Financial Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 51.16%.

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About Boston Private Financial Holdings

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc is the bank holding company of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company. The Company offers private banking and wealth management services to high net worth individuals, families, businesses and select institutions. Its segments include Private Banking, Wealth Management and Trust, Investment Management and Wealth Advisory.

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