Press coverage about Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Guaranty Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.5318683155627 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ GBNK) opened at $27.25 on Tuesday. Guaranty Bancorp has a twelve month low of $22.90 and a twelve month high of $30.42. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50. The company has a market capitalization of $834.29, a PE ratio of 19.89, a PEG ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 0.89.
Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $38.36 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.42 million. Guaranty Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.75% and a net margin of 24.18%. research analysts forecast that Guaranty Bancorp will post 1.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.
GBNK has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered Guaranty Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. BidaskClub lowered Guaranty Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on shares of Guaranty Bancorp in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Guaranty Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Guaranty Bancorp presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $29.90.
In related news, EVP Keith Dickelman sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.02, for a total value of $145,100.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 8.40% of the company’s stock.
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Guaranty Bancorp Company Profile
Guaranty Bancorp is a bank holding company. The Company’s bank subsidiary is Guaranty Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 32 branches and two investment management firms, Private Capital Management LLC (PCM) and Cherry Hills Investment Advisors Inc (CHIA), in Colorado through the Bank.
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