News articles about First Business Financial Services (NASDAQ:FBIZ) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. First Business Financial Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3031799692593 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on FBIZ. Zacks Investment Research lowered First Business Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. ValuEngine raised First Business Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of First Business Financial Services in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $26.33.
NASDAQ FBIZ opened at $25.63 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $219.12, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.99, a P/E/G ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a current ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29. First Business Financial Services has a fifty-two week low of $20.57 and a fifty-two week high of $28.43.
In other First Business Financial Services news, insider Jodi A. Chandler sold 1,254 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.25, for a total transaction of $31,663.50. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 19,721 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $497,955.25. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Charles H. Batson sold 2,050 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.04, for a total value of $49,282.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 24,482 shares in the company, valued at approximately $588,547.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 4,381 shares of company stock worth $106,987 in the last three months. 8.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
First Business Financial Services Company Profile
First Business Financial Services, Inc operates as the bank holding company for First Business Bank that provides commercial banking products and services for small and medium-sized businesses, business owners, executives, professionals, and high net worth individuals. The company's deposit products include non-interest-bearing transaction accounts, interest-bearing transaction accounts, money market accounts, and time deposits, as well as certificates of deposit.
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