Equity BancShares (EQBK) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.02

News articles about Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Equity BancShares earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.2554051416569 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.

NASDAQ EQBK traded up $0.21 on Thursday, hitting $40.13. 57,600 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 74,266. The company has a current ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97. The company has a market cap of $576.90, a PE ratio of 20.27 and a beta of 0.58. Equity BancShares has a twelve month low of $29.13 and a twelve month high of $40.77.

Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The bank reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $28.69 million for the quarter. Equity BancShares had a return on equity of 8.24% and a net margin of 17.48%. research analysts forecast that Equity BancShares will post 2.73 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on EQBK. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Equity BancShares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. TheStreet raised shares of Equity BancShares from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Equity BancShares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, March 16th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of Equity BancShares in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $35.50.

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About Equity BancShares

Equity Bancshares, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Equity Bank that provides a range of financial services primarily to businesses, business owners, and individuals. The company accepts various deposit products, including demand, savings, money market, and time deposits. Its loan products include commercial and industrial, commercial real estate-backed, commercial lines of credit, working capital, term, equipment financing, acquisition, expansion and development, borrowing base, real estate construction loans, homebuilder, agricultural, government guaranteed, and other loans, as well as letters of credit to national and regional companies, restaurant franchisees, hoteliers, real estate developers, manufacturing and industrial companies, agribusiness companies, and other businesses.

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