Press coverage about 1st Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ:FCCY) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. 1st Constitution Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6611889826334 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- China Abolishes Presidential Term Limits, Clears Way for Xi Jinping to Rule for Life (thewire.in)
- China’s Xi Xinping Free to Remain President for Life, After Communist Party Abolishes Term Limits (msn.com)
- Family, Landscape, and Race in Sally Mann’s Photographs (hyperallergic.com)
- Biplab Kumar Deb: From an RSS member to first BJP Chief Minister of Tripura (newindianexpress.com)
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on FCCY shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 1st Constitution Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, January 1st. ValuEngine upgraded 1st Constitution Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd.
1st Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ:FCCY) last issued its earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.04. 1st Constitution Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.09% and a net margin of 13.64%. The firm had revenue of $11.74 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $11.54 million. sell-side analysts forecast that 1st Constitution Bancorp will post 1.33 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 27th. Investors of record on Friday, February 16th were issued a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.21%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 15th. 1st Constitution Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 28.92%.
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About 1st Constitution Bancorp
1st Constitution Bancorp is the bank holding company for 1st Constitution Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a commercial bank, which is engaged in the business of commercial and retail banking. The Company operates through the Community Banking segment. The Community Banking segment consists of construction, commercial, retail and mortgage banking operations.
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