Enterprise Financial Services (EFSC) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.17

Media headlines about Enterprise Financial Services (NASDAQ:EFSC) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, 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 assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.5798277425092 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

NASDAQ:EFSC traded down $0.05 on Thursday, reaching $46.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 132,349 shares, compared to its average volume of 122,293. The company has a quick ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. The company has a market capitalization of $1,079.80, a P/E ratio of 22.68, a P/E/G ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 0.93. Enterprise Financial Services has a 12-month low of $36.65 and a 12-month high of $49.97.

Enterprise Financial Services (NASDAQ:EFSC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 22nd. The bank reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.01. Enterprise Financial Services had a return on equity of 11.13% and a net margin of 20.34%. The firm had revenue of $58.52 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $56.93 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that Enterprise Financial Services will post 3.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.94%. Enterprise Financial Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 21.26%.

EFSC has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Enterprise Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. Piper Jaffray reissued a “buy” rating and set a $54.50 price objective on shares of Enterprise Financial Services in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Enterprise Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $50.83.

In other Enterprise Financial Services news, President Scott Richard Goodman sold 1,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.55, for a total transaction of $57,060.00. Following the sale, the president now owns 41,875 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,991,156.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 2.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Enterprise Financial Services

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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