Community Bankers Trust Corp (NASDAQ:ESXB) COO Jeffery Richard Cantrell sold 8,050 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.77, for a total value of $70,598.50. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 12,200 shares in the company, valued at $106,994. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.
Community Bankers Trust Corp (NASDAQ:ESXB) traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $8.50. The stock had a trading volume of 20,640 shares, compared to its average volume of 58,273. Community Bankers Trust Corp has a 1-year low of $6.30 and a 1-year high of $9.35.
Community Bankers Trust (NASDAQ:ESXB) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $12.19 million during the quarter. Community Bankers Trust had a net margin of 19.82% and a return on equity of 7.87%.
Several analysts have commented on the company. Brean Capital set a $10.00 price objective on Community Bankers Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $9.00 price objective on shares of Community Bankers Trust in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Stephens downgraded Community Bankers Trust from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Sandler O’Neill started coverage on Community Bankers Trust in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $9.00 target price on the stock.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ESXB. Voya Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Community Bankers Trust in the second quarter valued at approximately $111,000. Belpointe Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Community Bankers Trust in the third quarter valued at approximately $114,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new position in shares of Community Bankers Trust in the second quarter valued at approximately $125,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Community Bankers Trust by 69.7% in the second quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 17,043 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $141,000 after acquiring an additional 7,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP purchased a new position in shares of Community Bankers Trust in the third quarter valued at approximately $160,000.
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About Community Bankers Trust
Community Bankers Trust Corporation is the holding company for Essex Bank (the Bank). The Bank is engaged in a general commercial banking business and provides a range of financial services to individuals and small businesses, including individual and commercial demand and time deposit accounts, commercial and industrial loans, consumer and small business loans, real estate and mortgage loans, investment services and safe deposit box facilities.
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