Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Equity BancShares (EQBK) Share Price

Media coverage about Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Equity BancShares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.4473729969869 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on EQBK shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Equity BancShares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. BidaskClub raised shares of Equity BancShares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. TheStreet raised shares of Equity BancShares from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of Equity BancShares in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $35.50.

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Shares of NASDAQ:EQBK opened at $39.44 on Friday. Equity BancShares has a 52 week low of $29.13 and a 52 week high of $40.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $586.10, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.92 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.89.

Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The bank reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter. Equity BancShares had a net margin of 17.48% and a return on equity of 8.24%. The business had revenue of $28.69 million during the quarter. research analysts expect that Equity BancShares will post 2.73 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Equity BancShares Company Profile

Equity Bancshares, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Equity Bank that provides a range of financial services primarily to businesses, business owners, and individuals. The company accepts various deposit products, including demand, savings, money market, and time deposits. Its loan products include commercial and industrial, commercial real estate-backed, commercial lines of credit, working capital, term, equipment financing, acquisition, expansion and development, borrowing base, real estate construction loans, homebuilder, agricultural, government guaranteed, and other loans, as well as letters of credit to national and regional companies, restaurant franchisees, hoteliers, real estate developers, manufacturing and industrial companies, agribusiness companies, and other businesses.

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