Headlines about Enterprise Financial Services (NASDAQ:EFSC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Enterprise Financial Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.6308234103233 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Lean Kanban Continues Record Enterprise Growth in 2018 (markets.businessinsider.com)
- The Large Impact Of Human Rights Infractions: ‘Corporate Risks Are At An All-Time High’ (forbes.com)
- Nuxeo Expands UK Presence to Meet Increasing Enterprise Demand For Content Services Platforms (cmscritic.com)
- Box and Dropbox both eye enterprise collaboration. A looming battle or two ends of a product spectrum? (diginomica.com)
- Canadian company pulls out of deal to take over Carillion contracts (ft.com)
Enterprise Financial Services (NASDAQ EFSC) opened at $49.60 on Monday. Enterprise Financial Services has a 12 month low of $36.65 and a 12 month high of $49.70. The company has a quick ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. The company has a market capitalization of $1,148.84, a PE ratio of 23.96, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 0.93.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.89%. Enterprise Financial Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 21.26%.
Several brokerages have commented on EFSC. BidaskClub downgraded Enterprise Financial Services from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Enterprise Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. ValuEngine downgraded Enterprise Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and issued a $54.50 target price on shares of Enterprise Financial Services in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Enterprise Financial Services currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $50.83.
In other news, President Scott Richard Goodman sold 1,200 shares of Enterprise Financial Services stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.55, for a total transaction of $57,060.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 41,875 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,991,156.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.
Enterprise Financial Services Company Profile
Enterprise Financial Services Corp is a financial holding company for a full service banking subsidiary, Enterprise Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Bank offers banking and wealth management services to individuals and business customers primarily located in the St. Louis, Kansas City and Phoenix metropolitan markets.
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