Press coverage about Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Community Bankers Trust Corp. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9621558437817 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
A number of research firms have recently commented on ESXB. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lowered shares of Community Bankers Trust Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Brean Capital set a $10.00 price objective on shares of Community Bankers Trust Corp. and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Stephens lowered shares of Community Bankers Trust Corp. from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Sandler O’Neill began coverage on shares of Community Bankers Trust Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $9.00 price objective for the company.
Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) opened at $8.05 on Tuesday. Community Bankers Trust Corp. has a 1 year low of $5.70 and a 1 year high of $9.35.
Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.01). Community Bankers Trust Corp. had a net margin of 19.82% and a return on equity of 7.87%. The company had revenue of $12.19 million for the quarter.
In related news, insider Rex L. Smith III bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 31st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $8.80 per share, for a total transaction of $88,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 47,250 shares in the company, valued at approximately $415,800. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Over the last quarter, insiders have acquired 15,495 shares of company stock valued at $134,146.
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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