Bank of Hawaii Corporation (BOH) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News headlines about Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bank of Hawaii Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.792696070905 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) opened at 78.69 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $79.90 and a 200 day moving average price of $81.13. Bank of Hawaii Corporation has a 52 week low of $70.40 and a 52 week high of $90.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.39 and a beta of 0.96.

Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) last posted its earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The bank reported $1.05 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $157.52 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $157.76 million. Bank of Hawaii Corporation had a return on equity of 15.45% and a net margin of 27.28%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.03 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Bank of Hawaii Corporation will post $4.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st were issued a dividend of $0.52 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 29th. This is a positive change from Bank of Hawaii Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.64%. Bank of Hawaii Corporation’s payout ratio is currently 48.48%.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on BOH shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Bank of Hawaii Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded Bank of Hawaii Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Barclays PLC increased their price objective on Bank of Hawaii Corporation from $81.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $94.00 price objective on shares of Bank of Hawaii Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company. Bank of Hawaii Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.40.

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In other Bank of Hawaii Corporation news, insider Donna A. Tanoue sold 6,000 shares of Bank of Hawaii Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.88, for a total transaction of $461,280.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 9,969 shares in the company, valued at $766,416.72. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Donna A. Tanoue sold 4,050 shares of Bank of Hawaii Corporation stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.15, for a total value of $308,407.50. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 9,969 shares in the company, valued at $759,139.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 11,235 shares of company stock worth $860,767. Corporate insiders own 2.16% of the company’s stock.

About Bank of Hawaii Corporation

Bank of Hawaii Corporation is a bank holding company that operates through its subsidiary, Bank of Hawaii (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of financial products and services primarily to customers in Hawaii, Guam and other Pacific Islands. It operates in four segments: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Investment Services, and Treasury and Other.

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