News articles about First Hawaiian (NASDAQ:FHB) have trended somewhat negative on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Hawaiian earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.6892926201635 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Upgrades First Hawaiian (FHB) to Outperform, ‘Positive Catalysts Will Help to Narrow Valuation Gap Over Time’ (streetinsider.com)
- Should FHB Jelzálogbank Nyrt’s (BUSE:FHB) Recent Earnings Decline Worry You? (finance.yahoo.com)
- First Hawaiian (FHB) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell” (americanbankingnews.com)
- McDonald’s franchisee honored with business lifetime achievement award (mauinews.com)
- First Hawaiian (FHB) Rating Increased to Outperform at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (americanbankingnews.com)
First Hawaiian (FHB) opened at $29.25 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $4,083.33, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 0.48. First Hawaiian has a 52-week low of $26.30 and a 52-week high of $32.36.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 26th were given a $0.24 dividend. This is a positive change from First Hawaiian’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 23rd. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.28%. First Hawaiian’s payout ratio is 72.73%.
A number of brokerages recently weighed in on FHB. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of First Hawaiian from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised shares of First Hawaiian from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday. BidaskClub raised shares of First Hawaiian from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Barclays decreased their price target on shares of First Hawaiian from $36.00 to $33.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of First Hawaiian from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $32.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Friday, January 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. First Hawaiian currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.38.
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First Hawaiian Company Profile
First Hawaiian, Inc, formerly BancWest Corporation, is a bank holding company. The Company owns First Hawaiian Bank. It operates through three segments: Retail Banking, which includes the financial products and services it provides to consumers, small businesses and certain commercial customers; Commercial Banking, which includes its corporate banking, residential and commercial real estate loans, commercial lease financing, auto dealer financing, deposit products and credit cards, and Treasury and Other, which includes its treasury business, which consists of corporate asset and liability management activities, including interest rate risk management.
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