HomeStreet (HMST) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.01

News coverage about HomeStreet (NASDAQ:HMST) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HomeStreet earned a daily sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7982942447402 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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Shares of HomeStreet stock opened at $27.75 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.57. HomeStreet has a 12-month low of $24.00 and a 12-month high of $32.60. The company has a market cap of $768.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.52, a P/E/G ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.34.

HomeStreet (NASDAQ:HMST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 22nd. The financial services provider reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $123.88 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $127.13 million. HomeStreet had a net margin of 12.54% and a return on equity of 7.26%. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.09 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that HomeStreet will post 2.2 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on HMST shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of HomeStreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lowered shares of HomeStreet from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of HomeStreet from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of HomeStreet in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of HomeStreet from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, January 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. HomeStreet currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.75.

In other news, EVP Godfrey B. Evans sold 965 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.66, for a total value of $28,621.90. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 23,783 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $705,403.78. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Mark K. Mason sold 6,934 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.53, for a total transaction of $204,761.02. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 131,293 shares in the company, valued at $3,877,082.29. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 14,414 shares of company stock worth $426,792 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 1.64% of the company’s stock.

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HomeStreet Company Profile

HomeStreet, Inc is a financial services company serving customers primarily in the western United States, including Hawaii. The Company is principally engaged in real estate lending, including mortgage banking activities, and commercial and consumer banking. The Company’s operating segments include Commercial and Consumer Banking, and Mortgage Banking.

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