Press coverage about Capstar Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:CSTR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capstar Financial Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.4824994295718 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Stephens set a $17.00 price objective on shares of Capstar Financial Holdings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Capstar Financial Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Sandler O’Neill downgraded shares of Capstar Financial Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $21.00 to $19.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 target price on shares of Capstar Financial Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Capstar Financial Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.50.

Capstar Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:CSTR) traded down $0.13 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $19.32. 9,800 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 36,334. The stock has a market cap of $219.46, a P/E ratio of 18.94 and a beta of 1.41. Capstar Financial Holdings has a 52 week low of $16.00 and a 52 week high of $22.35. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66.

Capstar Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:CSTR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 16th. The bank reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.12. Capstar Financial Holdings had a net margin of 7.05% and a return on equity of 9.27%. The company had revenue of $14.22 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.56 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.20 EPS. analysts predict that Capstar Financial Holdings will post 0.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Capstar Financial Holdings news, major shareholder Gaylon M. Jr. Lawrence bought 21,208 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 16th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $20.38 per share, for a total transaction of $432,219.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Julie D. Frist sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.44, for a total transaction of $38,880.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 19.28% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Capstar Financial Holdings

CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company operates primarily through its subsidiary, CapStar Bank. CapStar Bank is a commercial bank. The Company’s lines of business include commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, healthcare, correspondent banking, personal and private banking and wealth management, and mortgage banking.

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