BancorpSouth Bank (BXS) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.06

Media coverage about BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BancorpSouth Bank earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.9598343239488 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of BancorpSouth Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of BancorpSouth Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Brean Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of BancorpSouth Bank in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Stephens reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $39.00 target price on shares of BancorpSouth Bank in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Piper Jaffray restated a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of BancorpSouth Bank in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.13.

Shares of BXS traded up $0.30 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $31.85. 520,915 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 768,181. BancorpSouth Bank has a twelve month low of $27.20 and a twelve month high of $35.55. The firm has a market cap of $2,809.26, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.01 and a beta of 1.42. The company has a quick ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02.

BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The bank reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41. BancorpSouth Bank had a net margin of 19.59% and a return on equity of 9.01%. The company had revenue of $184.46 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $187.12 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.40 EPS. research analysts predict that BancorpSouth Bank will post 2.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, March 15th were paid a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.76%. BancorpSouth Bank’s payout ratio is presently 33.53%.

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BancorpSouth Bank Company Profile

BancorpSouth Bank operates as a financial holding company for BancorpSouth Bank that provides commercial banking and financial services to individuals and small-to-medium size businesses. It offers various deposit products, including interest and noninterest bearing demand deposits, and saving and other time deposits.

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