Media headlines about National Bank (NYSE:NBHC) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. National Bank earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.3469244242004 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Several research firms have commented on NBHC. Hovde Group set a $35.00 price objective on shares of National Bank and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of National Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of National Bank from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded shares of National Bank from an “outperform” rating to a “mkt perform” rating in a report on Saturday, October 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.83.
National Bank (NYSE:NBHC) opened at $33.71 on Friday. National Bank has a 1-year low of $30.10 and a 1-year high of $37.08. The company has a market cap of $905.05, a PE ratio of 63.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 0.72. The company has a current ratio of 0.83, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24.
National Bank (NYSE:NBHC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.03. National Bank had a net margin of 7.16% and a return on equity of 6.39%. The firm had revenue of $45.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $47.87 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.36 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that National Bank will post 1.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Friday, February 23rd will be issued a $0.09 dividend. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.07%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd. National Bank’s payout ratio is 67.92%.
In related news, Director Robert E. Dean sold 3,076 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.74, for a total value of $103,784.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 22,910 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $772,983.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Richard U. Jr. Newfield sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.20, for a total transaction of $830,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 127,507 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,233,232.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 7.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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About National Bank
National Bank Holdings Corporation (NBH) is a bank holding company. Through Bank Midwest, N.A. (Bank Midwest), NBH’s primary business is to offer a range of products and financial services to both its commercial and consumer customers, located in Kansas, Missouri and Colorado. The Company offers an array of lending products to cater to the customers’ needs, including, but not limited to, small business loans, equipment loans, term loans, asset-backed loans, letters of credit, commercial lines of credit, residential mortgage loans, home equity and consumer loans.
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