Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) Stock Price

News stories about Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Territorial Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0952243408029 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) opened at $31.82 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. Territorial Bancorp has a 1-year low of $28.12 and a 1-year high of $34.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $314.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.58 and a beta of 0.29.

Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44. Territorial Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.34% and a net margin of 24.07%. The company had revenue of $15.57 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.90 million. analysts predict that Territorial Bancorp will post 1.8 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a special dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 6th were issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This is a positive change from Territorial Bancorp’s previous special dividend of $0.10. This represents a yield of 2.54%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 5th. Territorial Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 44.20%.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on TBNK. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Territorial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective for the company in a report on Saturday. BidaskClub lowered Territorial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.00.

In other Territorial Bancorp news, General Counsel Vernon Hirata sold 6,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.54, for a total transaction of $204,618.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 13.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Territorial Bancorp Company Profile

Territorial Bancorp Inc is the holding company for Territorial Savings Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses through its banking offices located throughout the State of Hawaii. Its business consists primarily of accepting deposits from the general public and investing those deposits together with funds generated from operations and borrowings in one- to four-family residential mortgage loans and investment securities.

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