Press coverage about Enterprise Financial Services (NASDAQ:EFSC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Enterprise Financial Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.5798277425092 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
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- Global Financial Services Cybersecurity Systems and Services Market Growth, Trends & Forecast till 2022 (openpr.com)
- Hugh Jackman’s Social Enterprise Coffee Is Coming To Your Kitchen (fastcompany.com)
Shares of Enterprise Financial Services (EFSC) traded down $0.60 on Wednesday, hitting $48.95. 15,309 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 122,904. Enterprise Financial Services has a 1-year low of $36.65 and a 1-year high of $49.97. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,148.84, a P/E ratio of 23.94, a P/E/G ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be issued a $0.11 dividend. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. Enterprise Financial Services’s dividend payout ratio is currently 21.26%.
Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Enterprise Financial Services from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Enterprise Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $54.50 price objective on shares of Enterprise Financial Services in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Enterprise Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Enterprise Financial Services currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $50.83.
In related news, President Scott Richard Goodman sold 1,200 shares of Enterprise Financial Services stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.55, for a total value of $57,060.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now directly owns 41,875 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,991,156.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 5.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Enterprise Financial Services Company Profile
Enterprise Financial Services Corp is a financial holding company for a full service banking subsidiary, Enterprise Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Bank offers banking and wealth management services to individuals and business customers primarily located in the St. Louis, Kansas City and Phoenix metropolitan markets.
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