Media coverage about Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Equity BancShares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.2554051416569 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Several brokerages recently weighed in on EQBK. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of Equity BancShares in a report on Friday, December 22nd. TheStreet raised shares of Equity BancShares from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Equity BancShares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, December 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Equity BancShares from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.75.
Equity BancShares (NASDAQ EQBK) opened at $38.81 on Wednesday. Equity BancShares has a 1-year low of $29.13 and a 1-year high of $39.10. The company has a market cap of $474.68 and a PE ratio of 22.56. The company has a current ratio of 0.83, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70.
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Equity BancShares Company Profile
Equity Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal activity is the ownership and management of its subsidiary, Equity Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of financial services primarily to businesses and business owners, as well as individuals through its network of over 30 branches located in Kansas and Missouri.
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