Bank of Hawaii (BOH) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.09

Press coverage about Bank of Hawaii (NYSE:BOH) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Bank of Hawaii earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.5766607404022 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Bank of Hawaii (NYSE:BOH) traded up $0.85 on Tuesday, hitting $84.85. The stock had a trading volume of 167,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 192,863. The firm has a market cap of $3,600.00, a P/E ratio of 19.41, a P/E/G ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a quick ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22. Bank of Hawaii has a fifty-two week low of $74.72 and a fifty-two week high of $90.80.

Bank of Hawaii (NYSE:BOH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The bank reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.08. Bank of Hawaii had a net margin of 27.27% and a return on equity of 15.45%. The firm had revenue of $158.73 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.29 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.02 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Bank of Hawaii will post 4.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.45%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. Bank of Hawaii’s payout ratio is 47.93%.

Bank of Hawaii announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan on Monday, October 23rd that allows the company to buyback $100.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization allows the bank to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

Several research firms have weighed in on BOH. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $92.00 target price on shares of Bank of Hawaii in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Bank of Hawaii from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $90.50 price objective on shares of Bank of Hawaii in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “underweight” rating and issued a $77.00 price objective (up from $75.00) on shares of Bank of Hawaii in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $88.00 target price on shares of Bank of Hawaii in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $87.92.

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About Bank of Hawaii

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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