Headlines about Civista Bancshares (NASDAQ:CIVB) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Civista Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.2889575409729 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of research analysts recently commented on CIVB shares. ValuEngine cut Civista Bancshares from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $25.50 target price on shares of Civista Bancshares in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Civista Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Hovde Group set a $24.00 target price on Civista Bancshares and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of Civista Bancshares in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Civista Bancshares presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.92.

Civista Bancshares (CIVB) opened at $21.57 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $224.77, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.59, a P/E/G ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 0.42. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52, a current ratio of 0.95 and a quick ratio of 0.95. Civista Bancshares has a 12 month low of $18.82 and a 12 month high of $23.76.

Civista Bancshares (NASDAQ:CIVB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 26th. The bank reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.10. Civista Bancshares had a return on equity of 10.18% and a net margin of 21.18%. The firm had revenue of $18.19 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $17.71 million. equities analysts forecast that Civista Bancshares will post 1.63 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 23rd were paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, January 22nd. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.30%. Civista Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 21.54%.

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Civista Bancshares Company Profile

Civista Bancshares, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company, through the subsidiary bank, Civista Bank, is primarily engaged in the business of community banking. Civista Bank, located in Erie, Crawford, Champaign, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Logan, Madison, Montgomery, Summit, Huron, Ottawa and Richland Counties, Ohio, conducts a general banking business that involves collecting customer deposits, making loans, purchasing securities, and offering Trust services.

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