Headlines about Enterprise Financial Services Corporation (NASDAQ:EFSC) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.1344265527095 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of research firms have weighed in on EFSC. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation in a report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Enterprise Financial Services Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Enterprise Financial Services Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th.

Enterprise Financial Services Corporation (NASDAQ EFSC) traded up $0.25 during trading on Friday, reaching $42.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 43,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 117,253. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $968.72, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.73, a P/E/G ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 0.89. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation has a one year low of $35.60 and a one year high of $46.25.

Enterprise Financial Services Corporation (NASDAQ:EFSC) last posted its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The bank reported $0.69 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.68 by $0.01. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation had a return on equity of 11.15% and a net margin of 24.73%. The company had revenue of $54.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.11 million. research analysts anticipate that Enterprise Financial Services Corporation will post 2.52 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.04%. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 18.18%.

In other Enterprise Financial Services Corporation news, Director Michael Holmes acquired 2,556 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $38.74 per share, for a total transaction of $99,019.44. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 2,716 shares in the company, valued at approximately $105,217.84. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Douglas Bauche sold 1,200 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.11, for a total value of $45,732.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 1,639 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $62,462.29. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.

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Enterprise Financial Services Corporation Company Profile

Enterprise Financial Services Corp is a financial holding company for a full service banking subsidiary, Enterprise Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Bank offers banking and wealth management services to individuals and business customers primarily located in the St. Louis, Kansas City and Phoenix metropolitan markets.

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