Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.16

News coverage about Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press 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. Boston Private Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.5407084512572 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on BPFH shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Boston Private Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Boston Private Financial in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Boston Private Financial in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. SunTrust Banks set a $17.00 target price on shares of Boston Private Financial and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Boston Private Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.58.

Boston Private Financial (BPFH) opened at $15.80 on Friday. Boston Private Financial has a one year low of $13.95 and a one year high of $17.88. The firm has a market cap of $1,330.00, a PE ratio of 20.00 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20.

Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The bank reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.01). Boston Private Financial had a net margin of 18.44% and a return on equity of 10.03%. The firm had revenue of $96.89 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $98.00 million. equities analysts expect that Boston Private Financial will post 0.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Boston Private Financial Company Profile

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc is the bank holding company of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company. The Company offers private banking and wealth management services to high net worth individuals, families, businesses and select institutions. Its segments include Private Banking, Wealth Management and Trust, Investment Management and Wealth Advisory.

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