Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.10

Media coverage about Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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. Boston Private Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 48.1940179669992 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

NASDAQ BPFH traded up $0.05 during trading on Thursday, hitting $15.05. 383,239 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 430,280. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,259.60, a PE ratio of 35.12 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.00 and a quick ratio of 1.00. Boston Private Financial has a 12-month low of $13.95 and a 12-month high of $17.20.

Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 17th. The bank reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $96.45 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $100.07 million. Boston Private Financial had a net margin of 9.58% and a return on equity of 9.95%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.24 EPS. analysts anticipate that Boston Private Financial will post 0.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of Boston Private Financial in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Boston Private Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday. Sandler O’Neill set a $17.00 target price on Boston Private Financial and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded Boston Private Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Boston Private Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.50.

In related news, CEO Corey Griffin bought 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 30th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $15.19 per share, for a total transaction of $75,950.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP W. Timothy Macdonald bought 6,943 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 21st. The stock was bought at an average price of $15.14 per share, with a total value of $105,117.02. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 33,255 shares of company stock valued at $507,486 in the last 90 days. 2.11% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Boston Private Financial Company Profile

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Boston Private Bank & Trust Company that provides a range of banking services in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Private Banking, Wealth Management and Trust, Investment Management, and Wealth Advisory.

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