Media coverage about BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BancorpSouth Bank earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.948877651715 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Stephens reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $39.00 target price on shares of BancorpSouth Bank in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of BancorpSouth Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Brean Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of BancorpSouth Bank in a report on Monday, February 5th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of BancorpSouth Bank in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of BancorpSouth Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.13.
Shares of BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) opened at $32.30 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $2,920.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.82 and a beta of 1.46. BancorpSouth Bank has a fifty-two week low of $27.20 and a fifty-two week high of $35.55. The company has a quick ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. BancorpSouth Bank’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 34.36%.
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BancorpSouth Bank Company Profile
BancorpSouth Bank is a financial holding company. The Company, through its principal bank subsidiary, conducts commercial banking and financial services operations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Illinois. The Company’s segments include Community Banking, Insurance Agencies, and General Corporate and Other.
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