Media stories about Bank of Hawaii (NYSE:BOH) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank of Hawaii earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.6732055122127 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Bank of Hawaii (BOH) opened at $80.13 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a current ratio of 0.66. Bank of Hawaii has a 52 week low of $74.72 and a 52 week high of $89.09. The company has a market cap of $3,476.49, a PE ratio of 18.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 0.85.

Bank of Hawaii (NYSE:BOH) last issued its earnings results on Monday, January 22nd. The bank reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.09 by ($0.08). Bank of Hawaii had a return on equity of 15.48% and a net margin of 26.80%. The firm had revenue of $160.63 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $162.90 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.02 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Bank of Hawaii will post 5.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 14th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.60%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. Bank of Hawaii’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 47.93%.

Bank of Hawaii announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Monday, October 23rd that authorizes the company to repurchase $100.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the bank to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

BOH has been the topic of several research reports. Compass Point raised shares of Bank of Hawaii from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of Bank of Hawaii from $76.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $92.00 target price on shares of Bank of Hawaii in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $90.50 target price on shares of Bank of Hawaii in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Barclays lifted their target price on shares of Bank of Hawaii from $85.00 to $92.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $91.92.

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About Bank of Hawaii

Bank of Hawaii Corporation is a bank holding company that operates through its subsidiary, Bank of Hawaii (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of financial products and services primarily to customers in Hawaii, Guam and other Pacific Islands. It operates in four segments: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Investment Services, and Treasury and Other.

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