Press coverage about Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:BPFH) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Boston Private Financial Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.2282384415948 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:BPFH) traded up 1.25% on Thursday, reaching $16.20. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 172,454 shares. Boston Private Financial Holdings has a 1-year low of $12.45 and a 1-year high of $17.88. The company has a market capitalization of $1.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.08 and a beta of 1.09. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $15.87 and a 200-day moving average price of $15.43.
Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:BPFH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The bank reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.01). Boston Private Financial Holdings had a net margin of 18.44% and a return on equity of 10.03%. The firm had revenue of $96.89 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $98.00 million. Equities analysts predict that Boston Private Financial Holdings will post $0.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. Boston Private Financial Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is presently 51.16%.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on BPFH. ValuEngine raised Boston Private Financial Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised Boston Private Financial Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub downgraded Boston Private Financial Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. Boston Private Financial Holdings currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.00.
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Boston Private Financial Holdings Company Profile
Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc is the bank holding company of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company. The Company offers private banking and wealth management services to high net worth individuals, families, businesses and select institutions. Its segments include Private Banking, Wealth Management and Trust, Investment Management and Wealth Advisory.
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