Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.20

News headlines about Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Territorial Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.767002407236 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of research firms have recently commented on TBNK. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Territorial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Saturday. BidaskClub cut Territorial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.00.

Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) traded up $0.30 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $31.82. The stock had a trading volume of 7,354 shares, compared to its average volume of 13,975. Territorial Bancorp has a 52-week low of $28.12 and a 52-week high of $34.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.90. The firm has a market cap of $311.43, a PE ratio of 17.58 and a beta of 0.29.

Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44. Territorial Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.34% and a net margin of 24.07%. The firm had revenue of $15.57 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.90 million. equities research analysts expect that Territorial Bancorp will post 1.8 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 6th were issued a $0.30 dividend. This represents a yield of 2.54%. This is a boost from Territorial Bancorp’s previous special dividend of $0.10. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 5th. Territorial Bancorp’s payout ratio is presently 44.20%.

In related news, General Counsel Vernon Hirata sold 9,000 shares of Territorial Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.17, for a total value of $271,530.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders own 13.10% of the company’s stock.

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About Territorial Bancorp

Territorial Bancorp Inc is the holding company for Territorial Savings Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses through its banking offices located throughout the State of Hawaii. Its business consists primarily of accepting deposits from the general public and investing those deposits together with funds generated from operations and borrowings in one- to four-family residential mortgage loans and investment securities.

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