Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) Stock Price

Media headlines about Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.6340480780082 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Peoples Bancorp (PEBO) opened at $32.98 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $598.34, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.78, a P/E/G ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 0.73. Peoples Bancorp has a 12-month low of $27.70 and a 12-month high of $35.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.82.

Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $41.83 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $41.96 million. Peoples Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.99% and a net margin of 21.10%. analysts predict that Peoples Bancorp will post 2.11 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 3rd were issued a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.67%. Peoples Bancorp’s payout ratio is presently 43.56%.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on PEBO shares. BidaskClub downgraded Peoples Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Peoples Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, October 28th. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.00.

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In other news, Director S Craig Beam sold 7,939 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.77, for a total value of $268,100.03. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 12,895 shares of company stock valued at $433,159. Company insiders own 3.04% of the company’s stock.

About Peoples Bancorp

Peoples Bancorp Inc is a financial holding company. The Company operates principally through its subsidiary, Peoples Bank. Peoples Bank’s operating subsidiaries include Peoples Insurance Agency, LLC (Peoples Insurance) and two asset management companies, PBNA, LLC. and Peoples Tax Credit Equity, LLC.

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