Press coverage about Peoples Utah Bancorp (NASDAQ:PUB) has trended positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Utah Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 44.1492181927698 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Peoples Utah Bancorp (NASDAQ PUB) traded up $0.15 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $31.95. The company had a trading volume of 14,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 26,110. The firm has a market capitalization of $573.22, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.66, a P/E/G ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 0.98. Peoples Utah Bancorp has a 52-week low of $23.95 and a 52-week high of $33.60.
Peoples Utah Bancorp (NASDAQ:PUB) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The bank reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.01. Peoples Utah Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.15% and a net margin of 27.33%. research analysts forecast that Peoples Utah Bancorp will post 1.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
PUB has been the topic of several recent research reports. BidaskClub upgraded Peoples Utah Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Peoples Utah Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. ValuEngine downgraded Peoples Utah Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Raymond James Financial assumed coverage on Peoples Utah Bancorp in a research report on Wednesday. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $35.00.
In related news, Director Jr. Fred W. Fairclough sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.07, for a total value of $300,700.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Jr. Fred W. Fairclough sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.54, for a total value of $65,080.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 70,100 shares of company stock valued at $2,144,535 over the last quarter. Insiders own 25.21% of the company’s stock.
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Peoples Utah Bancorp Company Profile
People’s Utah Bancorp is a bank holding company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 18 retail banking locations, two residential mortgage offices and other support facilities operated through its banking subsidiary, People’s Intermountain Bank (PIB or the Bank). The Company provides full-service retail banking in the state of Utah, including a range of banking and related services to locally owned businesses, professional firms, real-estate developers, residential home builders, high net-worth individuals, investors and other customers.
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