Press coverage about People’s Utah Bancorp (NASDAQ:PUB) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. People’s Utah Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.4519079504921 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Several research firms have issued reports on PUB. BidaskClub raised shares of People’s Utah Bancorp from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. ValuEngine raised shares of People’s Utah Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. TheStreet raised shares of People’s Utah Bancorp from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, June 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of People’s Utah Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Saturday, April 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $26.00.

People’s Utah Bancorp (PUB) traded up 0.36% during trading on Friday, reaching $27.60. 23,915 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $495.64 million, a P/E ratio of 19.57 and a beta of 0.97. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $27.20 and its 200-day moving average price is $26.40. People’s Utah Bancorp has a one year low of $18.25 and a one year high of $29.35.

People’s Utah Bancorp (NASDAQ:PUB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The bank reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.01. People’s Utah Bancorp had a net margin of 27.79% and a return on equity of 11.13%. The business had revenue of $23.33 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $22.80 million. On average, equities analysts anticipate that People’s Utah Bancorp will post $1.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.09 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 3rd. This is a boost from People’s Utah Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.30%. People’s Utah Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is 25.53%.

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People’s Utah Bancorp Company Profile

People’s Utah Bancorp is a bank holding company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 18 retail banking locations, two residential mortgage offices and other support facilities operated through its banking subsidiary, People’s Intermountain Bank (PIB or the Bank). The Company provides full-service retail banking in the state of Utah, including a range of banking and related services to locally owned businesses, professional firms, real-estate developers, residential home builders, high net-worth individuals, investors and other customers.

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