News articles about Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Community Bankers Trust Corp. earned a news sentiment score of 0.46 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Community Bankers Trust Corp. (ESXB) traded down 3.49% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $8.30. The stock had a trading volume of 25,783 shares. The stock has a market cap of $182.91 million and a P/E ratio of 17.44. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $8.38 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.01. Community Bankers Trust Corp. has a 12 month low of $5.15 and a 12 month high of $9.00.
Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $12.16 million for the quarter. Community Bankers Trust Corp. had a return on equity of 8.61% and a net margin of 20.74%. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Community Bankers Trust Corp. will post $0.49 EPS for the current year.
A number of analysts have recently commented on ESXB shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $9.00 price target on Community Bankers Trust Corp. and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 4th. Brean Capital started coverage on Community Bankers Trust Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $9.00 price target on the stock.
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In other news, CFO Bruce E. Thomas sold 46,476 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.94, for a total transaction of $369,019.44. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 34,922 shares in the company, valued at approximately $277,280.68. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders have bought a total of 3,520 shares of company stock worth $28,034 over the last quarter.
Community Bankers Trust Corp. Company Profile
Community Bankers Trust Corporation is the holding company for Essex Bank (the Bank). The Bank is engaged in a general commercial banking business and provides a range of financial services to individuals and small businesses, including individual and commercial demand and time deposit accounts, commercial and industrial loans, consumer and small business loans, real estate and mortgage loans, investment services and safe deposit box facilities.
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