Media coverage about 1st Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ:FCCY) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. 1st Constitution Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5387206552366 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on FCCY shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of 1st Constitution Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of 1st Constitution Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th.
1st Constitution Bancorp stock traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $21.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 60 shares, compared to its average volume of 14,259. The company has a market cap of $178.14 million, a P/E ratio of 20.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 0.38. 1st Constitution Bancorp has a 12 month low of $16.15 and a 12 month high of $22.52. The company has a current ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43.
1st Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ:FCCY) last released its earnings results on Monday, April 23rd. The financial services provider reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $11.56 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.97 million. 1st Constitution Bancorp had a net margin of 15.24% and a return on equity of 8.88%. equities research analysts forecast that 1st Constitution Bancorp will post 1.39 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, May 11th were given a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 10th. 1st Constitution Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 22.64%.
In other 1st Constitution Bancorp news, Director Charles S. Crow III bought 2,508 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 14th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $21.28 per share, with a total value of $53,370.24. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 14.61% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
About 1st Constitution Bancorp
1st Constitution Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for 1st Constitution Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services in the central and northeastern New Jersey areas. The company offers deposit products, including interest bearing demand deposits, such as interest-bearing checking accounts, money market accounts, and NOW accounts; and non-interest bearing demand, savings, and time deposits, as well as certificates of deposit.
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