Media coverage about MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MB Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.9986918018652 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.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- MB Financial (MBFI) Rating Reiterated by Piper Jaffray (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Lowers MB Financial (MBFI) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- Jefferies Group Comments on MB Financial Inc’s Q1 2018 Earnings (MBFI) (americanbankingnews.com)
- MB Financial (MBFI) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Upgrades MB Financial (MBFI) to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities analysts have weighed in on MBFI shares. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of MB Financial in a research note on Friday, January 26th. BidaskClub upgraded MB Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded MB Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $49.00 price objective on shares of MB Financial in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Piper Jaffray reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of MB Financial in a report on Sunday, January 28th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $46.75.
MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The bank reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.10). MB Financial had a net margin of 29.25% and a return on equity of 8.11%. The business had revenue of $242.71 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $251.78 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.59 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that MB Financial will post 2.82 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th were given a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.38%. This is a boost from MB Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 14th. MB Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 40.17%.
MB Financial Company Profile
MB Financial, Inc (MB Financial) is a financial holding company. The Company’s segments include banking, leasing and mortgage banking. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s primary market was the Chicago metropolitan area, in which the Company operated 95 banking offices through its bank subsidiary, MB Financial Bank, N.A.
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