Media stories about Civista Bancshares (NASDAQ:CIVB) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Civista Bancshares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.3367161030171 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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Civista Bancshares (NASDAQ CIVB) traded up $0.08 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $22.60. The stock had a trading volume of 19,869 shares, compared to its average volume of 26,850. Civista Bancshares has a 52 week low of $18.82 and a 52 week high of $24.69. The company has a quick ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. The firm has a market capitalization of $230.01, a P/E ratio of 17.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 0.40.

Civista Bancshares (NASDAQ:CIVB) last posted its earnings results on Friday, January 26th. The bank reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.10. Civista Bancshares had a return on equity of 10.08% and a net margin of 21.18%. The company had revenue of $18.19 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.71 million. sell-side analysts predict that Civista Bancshares will post 1.63 EPS for the current year.

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

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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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