Media headlines about Peoples Utah Bancorp (NASDAQ:PUB) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Utah Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 44.3129758620202 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Durango man dies skiing in Utah (durangoherald.com)
- Video shows officer shooting defendant in Utah courthouse (auburnpub.com)
- Utah woman found guilty of trying to hire hit man charged with same crime for third time (foxnews.com)
- Pub test: Trump’s steel tariffs (themonthly.com.au)
- Jr. Fred W. Fairclough Sells 2,000 Shares of Peoples Utah Bancorp (PUB) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
Several analysts recently weighed in on PUB shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Peoples Utah Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Peoples Utah Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Peoples Utah Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Raymond James Financial started coverage on shares of Peoples Utah Bancorp in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $35.00 price objective on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.00.
Peoples Utah Bancorp (NASDAQ:PUB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The bank reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.05. Peoples Utah Bancorp had a net margin of 19.74% and a return on equity of 11.67%. The company had revenue of $28.47 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.39 million. sell-side analysts predict that Peoples Utah Bancorp will post 2.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, February 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 5th were given a dividend of $0.09 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 2nd. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.10%. Peoples Utah Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 33.33%.
In other Peoples Utah Bancorp news, Director Jr. Fred W. Fairclough sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.15, for a total transaction of $62,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Jr. Fred W. Fairclough sold 1,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.65, for a total transaction of $53,805.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 61,276 shares in the company, valued at $1,939,385.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 21,900 shares of company stock worth $677,727 over the last 90 days. 25.21% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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About Peoples Utah Bancorp
People’s Utah Bancorp is a bank holding company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 18 retail banking locations, two residential mortgage offices and other support facilities operated through its banking subsidiary, People’s Intermountain Bank (PIB or the Bank). The Company provides full-service retail banking in the state of Utah, including a range of banking and related services to locally owned businesses, professional firms, real-estate developers, residential home builders, high net-worth individuals, investors and other customers.
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