News stories about Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Guaranty Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.2189974957126 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

NASDAQ GBNK opened at $29.10 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a current ratio of 0.94. Guaranty Bancorp has a 1 year low of $24.05 and a 1 year high of $30.42. The firm has a market capitalization of $839.43, a P/E ratio of 19.02, a PEG ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 0.86.

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Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. Guaranty Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.46% and a net margin of 24.18%. The firm had revenue of $38.36 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.42 million. analysts expect that Guaranty Bancorp will post 1.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on GBNK shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Guaranty Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on shares of Guaranty Bancorp in a report on Friday, December 22nd. ValuEngine lowered Guaranty Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Guaranty Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Guaranty Bancorp has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.90.

In related news, CFO Christopher G. Treece sold 4,689 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.91, for a total value of $130,869.99. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 41,744 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,165,075.04. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Patrick Dan O’brien sold 1,516 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.35, for a total value of $44,494.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 23,744 shares in the company, valued at $696,886.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 32,158 shares of company stock worth $910,344. 13.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Guaranty Bancorp

Guaranty Bancorp is a bank holding company. The Company’s bank subsidiary is Guaranty Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 32 branches and two investment management firms, Private Capital Management LLC (PCM) and Cherry Hills Investment Advisors Inc (CHIA), in Colorado through the Bank.

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