Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE:FNB) Stock Price

News articles about F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE:FNB) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. F.N.B. Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.8372007227886 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE:FNB) traded up $0.01 during trading on Friday, hitting $12.91. 3,418,200 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,858,526. The stock has a market cap of $4,170.70, a PE ratio of 13.72, a P/E/G ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 0.94. F.N.B. Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $12.02 and a fifty-two week high of $16.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 0.82.

F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE:FNB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24. F.N.B. Corporation had a net margin of 19.95% and a return on equity of 6.81%. The firm had revenue of $291.38 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $299.47 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.24 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that F.N.B. Corporation will post 0.92 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. F.N.B. Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 62.34%.

FNB has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine raised F.N.B. Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded F.N.B. Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, September 25th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on shares of F.N.B. Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 14th. FIG Partners raised F.N.B. Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $16.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of F.N.B. Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.39.

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In other news, Director Frank C. Mencini acquired 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $12.93 per share, with a total value of $25,860.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Robert M. Moorehead purchased 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The shares were bought at an average cost of $13.46 per share, for a total transaction of $67,300.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now directly owns 25,312 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $340,699.52. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased 8,500 shares of company stock valued at $113,350 in the last three months. Company insiders own 1.21% of the company’s stock.

About F.N.B. Corporation

F.N.B. Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company operates through four segments: Community Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance and Consumer Finance. Its Community Banking segment consists of First National Bank of Pennsylvania (FNBPA), which offers services, including commercial and individual demand, savings and time deposit accounts and commercial, mortgage and individual installment loans.

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