Media headlines about BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BancFirst earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.1505358628858 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- BancFirst Co. (BANF) Given $58.00 Consensus Price Target by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Comerica Bank Buys 5,157 Shares of BancFirst Co. (BANF) (americanbankingnews.com)
- BancFirst Co. (BANF) Shares Sold by Monroe Bank & Trust MI (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analysts Expect BancFirst Co. (BANF) Will Post Earnings of $0.82 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of BancFirst (NASDAQ BANF) opened at $54.85 on Wednesday. BancFirst has a 12 month low of $42.50 and a 12 month high of $61.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,779.72, a P/E ratio of 20.70, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 0.68.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.21 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.53%. BancFirst’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 31.70%.
A number of brokerages have weighed in on BANF. BidaskClub lowered BancFirst from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded BancFirst from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, January 1st.
In other news, major shareholder Banking Ltd Ptnrshp R sold 3,541 shares of BancFirst stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.00, for a total value of $198,296.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 10,985,759 shares in the company, valued at approximately $615,202,504. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director H E. Rainbolt bought 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 11th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $53.75 per share, with a total value of $26,875.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 606 shares in the company, valued at approximately $32,572.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 102,349 shares of company stock valued at $5,737,784. 42.32% of the stock is owned by insiders.
BancFirst Company Profile
BancFirst Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its operating activities through its principal subsidiary, BancFirst (the Bank), a state-chartered bank. It has four business units, which include metropolitan banks, community banks, other financial services, and executive, operations and support.
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