Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Blue Hills Bancorp (BHBK) Share Price

Headlines about Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Hills Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.1133550191991 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) traded down $0.55 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $19.95. 39,300 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 50,145. Blue Hills Bancorp has a twelve month low of $16.40 and a twelve month high of $22.05. The firm has a market cap of $549.97, a P/E ratio of 29.34 and a beta of 0.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 1.04.

Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16. The firm had revenue of $20.72 million for the quarter. Blue Hills Bancorp had a net margin of 16.19% and a return on equity of 3.47%. equities research analysts anticipate that Blue Hills Bancorp will post 0.83 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Blue Hills Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $22.50 target price on shares of Blue Hills Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $22.50 target price on shares of Blue Hills Bancorp in a research note on Friday, December 22nd.

In other Blue Hills Bancorp news, Director George E. Clancy sold 1,517 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.35, for a total value of $30,870.95. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 18,795 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $382,478.25. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 3.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Blue Hills Bancorp Company Profile

Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for the Blue Hills Bank (the Bank). Blue Hills Bank is a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank. As of December 31, 2016, the Bank provided financial services to individuals, families, small to mid-size businesses and government and non-profit organizations online and through its 11 full-service branch offices located in Brookline, Dedham, Hyde Park, Milton, Nantucket, Norwood, West Roxbury, and Westwood, Massachusetts.

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