Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Eagle Bancorp Montana (EBMT) Stock Price
Media stories about Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Eagle Bancorp Montana earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.1799103355882 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th.
Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) opened at $21.95 on Thursday. Eagle Bancorp Montana has a 52-week low of $17.35 and a 52-week high of $24.00. The company has a market capitalization of $107.51, a PE ratio of 16.05, a PEG ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 0.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.72, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 0.99.
Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The bank reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.11. Eagle Bancorp Montana had a return on equity of 8.46% and a net margin of 11.85%. The business had revenue of $10.15 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.00 million. research analysts predict that Eagle Bancorp Montana will post 1.23 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Saturday, November 11th will be given a dividend of $0.09 per share. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.64%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 9th. Eagle Bancorp Montana’s dividend payout ratio is presently 27.91%.
About Eagle Bancorp Montana
Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc is the bank holding company for Opportunity Bank of Montana (the Bank). The Bank is a Montana-chartered commercial bank. The Bank has equity investments in Certified Development Entities, which have received allocations of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). The Company offers wealth management services at its locations through financial advisors employed by the Bank.
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