Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

Media coverage about Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.6340480780082 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Peoples Bancorp (PEBO) traded up $0.20 on Monday, reaching $32.85. 21,124 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 38,548. Peoples Bancorp has a 52 week low of $27.70 and a 52 week high of $35.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 0.82. The firm has a market cap of $596.88, a PE ratio of 16.74, a PEG ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.73.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 3rd were paid a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.68%. Peoples Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.56%.

PEBO has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Peoples Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 28th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Peoples Bancorp currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $35.00.

In other news, Director S Craig Beam sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.66, for a total transaction of $81,650.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 12,895 shares of company stock worth $433,159. 3.04% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Peoples Bancorp Company Profile

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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