News articles about Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Boston Private Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.2455159282592 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Boston Private Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 target price on shares of Boston Private Financial in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Boston Private Financial in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Boston Private Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $17.00 target price on shares of Boston Private Financial and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, Boston Private Financial has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.20.

Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) opened at $15.65 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $1,389.97, a P/E ratio of 18.97 and a beta of 1.06. Boston Private Financial has a one year low of $13.95 and a one year high of $17.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a current ratio of 1.01.

Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The bank reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.01). Boston Private Financial had a return on equity of 10.03% and a net margin of 18.44%. The business had revenue of $96.89 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $98.00 million. sell-side analysts predict that Boston Private Financial will post 0.89 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd were issued a $0.11 dividend. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 2nd. Boston Private Financial’s dividend payout ratio is 51.16%.

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Boston Private Financial Company Profile

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc is the bank holding company of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company. The Company offers private banking and wealth management services to high net worth individuals, families, businesses and select institutions. Its segments include Private Banking, Wealth Management and Trust, Investment Management and Wealth Advisory.

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