News articles about Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sierra Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.631069349099 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Sierra Bancorp stock opened at $28.73 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $435.84 million, a P/E ratio of 18.54, a P/E/G ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a quick ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14. Sierra Bancorp has a 52 week low of $23.10 and a 52 week high of $29.55.
Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 23rd. The financial services provider reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44. The firm had revenue of $26.89 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $27.23 million. Sierra Bancorp had a net margin of 20.04% and a return on equity of 10.31%. analysts expect that Sierra Bancorp will post 1.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, May 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 3rd were given a $0.16 dividend. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.23%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, May 2nd. Sierra Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 41.29%.
Several research firms have commented on BSRR. BidaskClub lowered shares of Sierra Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sierra Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. Hovde Group set a $31.00 price target on shares of Sierra Bancorp and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill set a $29.00 price target on shares of Sierra Bancorp and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Sierra Bancorp currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.57.
About Sierra Bancorp
Sierra Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Bank of the Sierra that provides retail and commercial banking services to individuals and businesses in California. The company accepts various deposit products, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market demand accounts, time deposits, retirement accounts, and sweep accounts.
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