News stories about First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNK) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Connecticut Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.1254883238099 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of First Connecticut Bancorp (FBNK) opened at $27.10 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a current ratio of 1.12. First Connecticut Bancorp has a 52-week low of $23.15 and a 52-week high of $28.50. The company has a market cap of $431.92, a PE ratio of 26.57 and a beta of 0.59.

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First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The bank reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.36 by ($0.02). First Connecticut Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.85% and a net margin of 14.46%. The business had revenue of $23.69 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $24.89 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that First Connecticut Bancorp will post 1.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 8th. This is a boost from First Connecticut Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.15. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.36%. First Connecticut Bancorp’s payout ratio is 62.75%.

Several research firms recently commented on FBNK. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of First Connecticut Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, December 25th. BidaskClub cut shares of First Connecticut Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies raised shares of First Connecticut Bancorp from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of First Connecticut Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd.

In other First Connecticut Bancorp news, Director Kenneth F. Burns sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.27, for a total transaction of $25,270.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders have acquired a total of 1,370 shares of company stock worth $34,381 over the last three months. Insiders own 10.70% of the company’s stock.

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First Connecticut Bancorp Company Profile

First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc (FCB) is a stock holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Farmington Bank (the Bank), which is a full-service community bank with branch locations throughout central Connecticut and western Massachusetts. The Bank offers commercial and residential lending, as well as wealth management services.

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