Media headlines about UMB Financial (NASDAQ:UMBF) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. UMB Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.0597553209085 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of UMB Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of UMB Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Piper Jaffray increased their price objective on shares of UMB Financial from $78.00 to $79.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Wells Fargo increased their price objective on shares of UMB Financial from $71.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.60.
NASDAQ:UMBF opened at $72.42 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 0.68 and a quick ratio of 0.68. The company has a market cap of $3,677.99, a P/E ratio of 19.31, a P/E/G ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 0.84. UMB Financial has a fifty-two week low of $62.27 and a fifty-two week high of $78.67.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th were issued a dividend of $0.29 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 8th. This is a positive change from UMB Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.60%. UMB Financial’s dividend payout ratio is 30.93%.
In other UMB Financial news, Director Timothy R. Murphy bought 1,500 shares of UMB Financial stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $76.23 per share, for a total transaction of $114,345.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 6,135 shares in the company, valued at $467,671.05. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider J Walker Brian sold 3,454 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.36, for a total transaction of $263,747.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have acquired 1,776 shares of company stock worth $135,338. 10.26% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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About UMB Financial
UMB Financial Corporation, a bank holding company, provides various banking and other financial services. It operates through two segments, Bank and Asset Servicing. The Bank segment offers a range of banking services to commercial, retail, government, and correspondent bank customers through its branches, call center, Internet banking, and ATM network.
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