News articles about New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. New York Community Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3156311350637 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Featured Volatile Stock – New York Community Bancorp Inc (NYSE: NYCB) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB) Keeps Strong Position in Short-Range Obligations – Stock News Stop (stockmarketstop.com)
- ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (ESSA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 15, 2018 – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) – Hot Stock’s Highlights – Nasdaq Journal (nasdaqjournal.com)
- Overview on Stock’s Volatility – New York Community Bancorp, (NYSE: NYCB) – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
Several research firms have commented on NYCB. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of New York Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. B. Riley upgraded shares of New York Community Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $12.00 to $13.00 in a report on Monday, February 12th. ValuEngine cut shares of New York Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on shares of New York Community Bancorp from $14.00 to $14.75 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of New York Community Bancorp from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.34.
New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The financial services provider reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.17. New York Community Bancorp had a net margin of 25.91% and a return on equity of 6.81%. The business had revenue of $296.32 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $300.29 million. analysts expect that New York Community Bancorp will post 0.86 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 27th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 13th were issued a $0.17 dividend. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.80%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, February 12th. New York Community Bancorp’s payout ratio is 83.95%.
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About New York Community Bancorp
New York Community Bancorp, Inc is a multi-bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, New York Community Bank (the Community Bank) and New York Commercial Bank (the Commercial Bank) (collectively, the Banks). The Company’s operations are divided into two segments: Banking Operations and Residential Mortgage Banking.
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