Media coverage about Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Investar earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.8373511515529 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) remained flat at $$25.35 during trading hours on Wednesday. The stock had a trading volume of 1,725 shares, compared to its average volume of 16,073. Investar has a twelve month low of $20.25 and a twelve month high of $25.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a current ratio of 1.01. The firm has a market cap of $242.15, a PE ratio of 26.13 and a beta of 0.40.
Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $13.78 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.54 million. Investar had a return on equity of 6.37% and a net margin of 14.35%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Investar will post 1.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Investar Holding Corporation is financial holding company that conducts its operations through, Investar Bank (the Bank), which is a commercial bank. The Company offers a range of commercial and retail lending products throughout its market areas, including business loans to small to medium-sized businesses, as well as loans to individuals.
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