News stories about Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Guaranty Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.9591446307856 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 research analysts have recently issued reports on GBNK shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on shares of Guaranty Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Guaranty Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, October 20th. BidaskClub cut shares of Guaranty Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Guaranty Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $29.90.

Shares of Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) opened at $28.95 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $848.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.60, a PEG ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 0.93. Guaranty Bancorp has a 1 year low of $22.90 and a 1 year high of $30.42. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 0.92.

Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $37.46 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.81 million. Guaranty Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.20% and a net margin of 24.17%. research analysts anticipate that Guaranty Bancorp will post 1.46 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, EVP Keith Dickelman sold 5,000 shares of Guaranty Bancorp stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.02, for a total transaction of $145,100.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director W Kirk Wycoff sold 81,900 shares of Guaranty Bancorp stock in a transaction on Monday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.69, for a total transaction of $2,349,711.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 255,000 shares of company stock worth $7,390,202 over the last quarter. 8.40% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Guaranty Bancorp

Guaranty Bancorp is a bank holding company. The Company’s bank subsidiary is Guaranty Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 32 branches and two investment management firms, Private Capital Management LLC (PCM) and Cherry Hills Investment Advisors Inc (CHIA), in Colorado through the Bank.

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