News coverage about Bank Of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Bank Of Montreal earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.995457723272 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of research firms have recently commented on BMO. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Bank Of Montreal from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bank Of Montreal from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Barclays PLC upgraded shares of Bank Of Montreal from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Canaccord Genuity began coverage on shares of Bank Of Montreal in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Finally, Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Bank Of Montreal from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Bank Of Montreal currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $97.20.

Bank Of Montreal (NYSE BMO) traded down 0.09% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $75.38. 321,104 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $73.84 and a 200-day moving average price of $73.01. The stock has a market capitalization of $48.92 billion, a PE ratio of 11.61 and a beta of 1.03. Bank Of Montreal has a 12-month low of $62.32 and a 12-month high of $78.00.

Bank Of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 29th. The bank reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.57 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $5.46 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.52 billion. Bank Of Montreal had a net margin of 20.04% and a return on equity of 14.36%. Bank Of Montreal’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.94 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Bank Of Montreal will post $6.63 EPS for the current year.

Bank Of Montreal announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Friday, June 23rd that permits the company to repurchase 4,000,000 shares. This repurchase authorization permits the bank to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 28th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be issued a $0.717 dividend. This represents a $2.87 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.80%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 31st. This is a positive change from Bank Of Montreal’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.66. Bank Of Montreal’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 45.28%.

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Bank Of Montreal Company Profile

Bank of Montreal (the Bank) is a financial services provider. The Bank provides a range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services. The Bank conducts its business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking (P&C), Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

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