News stories about TriCo Bancshares (NASDAQ:TCBK) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. TriCo Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.6103260166306 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

TriCo Bancshares (TCBK) traded up $0.15 on Friday, hitting $41.46. The stock had a trading volume of 100,301 shares, compared to its average volume of 63,948. TriCo Bancshares has a 1 year low of $29.01 and a 1 year high of $43.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a current ratio of 0.79 and a quick ratio of 0.79. The stock has a market cap of $934.41, a PE ratio of 18.94, a P/E/G ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 0.92.

TriCo Bancshares (NASDAQ:TCBK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The financial services provider reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.54 by ($0.03). TriCo Bancshares had a return on equity of 10.17% and a net margin of 21.87%. The firm had revenue of $57.01 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $56.99 million. research analysts expect that TriCo Bancshares will post 2.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

TCBK has been the subject of a number of research reports. BidaskClub cut TriCo Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TriCo Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective for the company in a report on Saturday, August 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. TriCo Bancshares currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $41.50.

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In related news, EVP Craig B. Carney sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total transaction of $180,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 18,294 shares in the company, valued at approximately $658,584. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 9.10% of the company’s stock.

About TriCo Bancshares

TriCo Bancshares is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal subsidiary is Tri Counties Bank, a California-chartered commercial bank (the Bank). The Bank offers banking services to retail customers and small to medium-sized businesses through 68 branch offices in Northern and Central California.

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