Media stories about Citizens First (NASDAQ:CZFC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Citizens First earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.9613328726195 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Citizens First (NASDAQ:CZFC) traded up $0.13 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $23.60. 5,600 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,250. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. The firm has a market cap of $59.29, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.22 and a beta of 0.41. Citizens First has a 52 week low of $17.50 and a 52 week high of $24.25.
Citizens First (NASDAQ:CZFC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter. Citizens First had a net margin of 19.50% and a return on equity of 10.52%. The business had revenue of $4.79 million for the quarter.
In other Citizens First news, Director Mark Iverson purchased 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 20th. The stock was bought at an average price of $23.75 per share, for a total transaction of $59,375.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,500 shares in the company, valued at $59,375. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. In the last quarter, insiders have bought 4,150 shares of company stock valued at $98,250. 12.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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About Citizens First
Citizens First Corporation is the bank holding company for Citizens First Bank, Inc (the Bank). The Bank conducts full-service community banking operations from approximately 10 locations in the Kentucky counties of Barren, Hart, Simpson and Warren. The Bank is primarily engaged in the business of accepting demand, savings and time deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and providing commercial, consumer and mortgage loans to the general public.
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