Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Entegra Financial (ENFC) Share Price

Media stories about Entegra Financial (NASDAQ:ENFC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Entegra Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.8161354614409 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

ENFC has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Hovde Group boosted their price target on Entegra Financial from $27.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. ValuEngine lowered Entegra Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Entegra Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $30.67.

Entegra Financial (NASDAQ ENFC) traded down $0.25 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $27.55. The company had a trading volume of 7,294 shares, compared to its average volume of 11,244. Entegra Financial has a 12-month low of $22.00 and a 12-month high of $30.70. The company has a current ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.73. The stock has a market cap of $187.14, a price-to-earnings ratio of 65.60 and a beta of 0.27.

Entegra Financial (NASDAQ:ENFC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, January 18th. The bank reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Entegra Financial had a return on equity of 7.07% and a net margin of 5.28%. The firm had revenue of $13.61 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.18 million. analysts anticipate that Entegra Financial will post 2.1 EPS for the current year.

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Entegra Financial Company Profile

Entegra Financial Corp. is the holding company for Entegra Bank. The Company provides a range of financial services through full-service offices located in Cherokee, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk and Transylvania counties, North Carolina and Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg counties, South Carolina.

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