Headlines about Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY (NASDAQ:RBCAA) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 47.9309570759029 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY (RBCAA) opened at $37.49 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.21. The firm has a market capitalization of $807.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.20 and a beta of 0.48. Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY has a 12 month low of $31.97 and a 12 month high of $44.04.
Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY (NASDAQ:RBCAA) last announced its earnings results on Friday, January 26th. The bank reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $60.83 million for the quarter. Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY had a return on equity of 8.29% and a net margin of 16.46%. equities research analysts expect that Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY will post 3.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 16th will be paid a $0.242 dividend. This represents a $0.97 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 15th. This is an increase from Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY’s payout ratio is currently 40.37%.
Several research analysts have recently commented on RBCAA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, November 17th. ValuEngine lowered Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 25th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 29th.
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About Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY
Republic Bancorp, Inc is a financial holding company of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the Bank) and Republic Insurance Services, Inc (the Captive). The Bank is a Kentucky-based, state chartered non-member financial institution. The Captive is an insurance subsidiary of the Company. The Company operates through four segments: Traditional Banking, which provides traditional banking products to customers; Warehouse Lending (Warehouse), which provides short-term, revolving credit facilities to mortgage bankers across the United States through mortgage warehouse lines of credit; Mortgage Banking, which originates, sells and services long-term, single family, first lien residential real estate loans, and Republic Processing Group (RPG), which facilitates the receipt and payment of federal and state tax refund products.
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