News headlines about Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Huntington Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.0369884284143 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) traded up $0.22 during trading on Monday, hitting $15.85. 7,951,779 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 9,720,000. The company has a current ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96. Huntington Bancshares has a one year low of $12.14 and a one year high of $15.85. The company has a market capitalization of $17,130.00, a PE ratio of 19.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 1.33.

Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The bank reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.02). Huntington Bancshares had a return on equity of 11.96% and a net margin of 20.76%. The business had revenue of $1.09 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.10 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.11 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Huntington Bancshares will post 0.98 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Monday, December 18th were paid a $0.11 dividend. This is a boost from Huntington Bancshares’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 15th. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.78%. Huntington Bancshares’s payout ratio is currently 38.55%.

A number of analysts have weighed in on HBAN shares. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price on shares of Huntington Bancshares in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Vining Sparks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of Huntington Bancshares in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Nomura boosted their target price on shares of Huntington Bancshares from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. BidaskClub raised shares of Huntington Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Huntington Bancshares from $14.50 to $16.50 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Huntington Bancshares presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.31.

In related news, EVP Daniel J. Neumeyer sold 43,491 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.88, for a total value of $603,655.08. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 427,270 shares in the company, valued at $5,930,507.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Helga Houston sold 14,513 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.77, for a total transaction of $199,844.01. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 499,824 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,882,576.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

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Huntington Bancshares Company Profile

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Huntington) is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, including its bank subsidiary, The Huntington National Bank (the Bank), the Company provides commercial and consumer banking services, mortgage banking services, automobile financing, recreational vehicle and marine financing, equipment leasing, investment management, trust services, brokerage services, insurance programs, and other financial products and services.

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