Headlines about Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Equity BancShares earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.2195712998745 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Sandler O’Neill restated a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of Equity BancShares in a research note on Friday, April 20th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price on shares of Equity BancShares in a research note on Friday, April 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Equity BancShares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, March 16th. BidaskClub cut shares of Equity BancShares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, April 28th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Equity BancShares from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Equity BancShares presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $37.25.

Equity BancShares opened at $40.14 on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. Equity BancShares has a 52 week low of $39.58 and a 52 week high of $39.80. The stock has a market cap of $576.75 million, a PE ratio of 20.27 and a beta of 0.60. The company has a quick ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98.

Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. The bank reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by ($0.03). Equity BancShares had a net margin of 18.85% and a return on equity of 8.69%. The business had revenue of $10.59 million for the quarter. sell-side analysts forecast that Equity BancShares will post 2.73 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Equity BancShares

Equity Bancshares, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Equity Bank that provides a range of financial services primarily to businesses, business owners, and individuals. The company accepts various deposit products, including demand, savings, money market, and time deposits. Its loan products include commercial and industrial, commercial real estate-backed, commercial lines of credit, working capital, term, equipment financing, acquisition, expansion and development, borrowing base, real estate construction loans, homebuilder, agricultural, government guaranteed, and other loans, as well as letters of credit to national and regional companies, restaurant franchisees, hoteliers, real estate developers, manufacturing and industrial companies, agribusiness companies, and other businesses.

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