Press coverage about ViewPoint Financial Group (NASDAQ:LTXB) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ViewPoint Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7407458956823 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded ViewPoint Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 6th. Stephens restated a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 price objective on shares of ViewPoint Financial Group in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Sandler O’Neill restated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of ViewPoint Financial Group in a report on Thursday, January 25th. DA Davidson upped their price objective on ViewPoint Financial Group to $53.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered ViewPoint Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $47.79.

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Shares of ViewPoint Financial Group stock opened at $42.78 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,051.86, a PE ratio of 19.62, a PEG ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.26. ViewPoint Financial Group has a fifty-two week low of $31.50 and a fifty-two week high of $46.45.

ViewPoint Financial Group (NASDAQ:LTXB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 23rd. The financial services provider reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by ($0.02). ViewPoint Financial Group had a net margin of 21.80% and a return on equity of 10.94%. The firm had revenue of $87.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $91.99 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.55 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that ViewPoint Financial Group will post 3.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP Charles D. Eikenberg sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.18, for a total transaction of $220,900.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, EVP Charles D. Eikenberg sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.01, for a total value of $440,100.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 26,558 shares of company stock valued at $1,166,185. 3.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About ViewPoint Financial Group

LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc operates as the holding company for LegacyTexas Bank that provides various banking products and services in the United States. Its deposit products include interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing demand accounts, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts.

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