Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect National Bank (NBHC) Stock Price

Media stories about National Bank (NYSE:NBHC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Bank earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3157173609028 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

NYSE NBHC opened at $33.35 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,006.66, a P/E ratio of 26.47, a P/E/G ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 0.69. National Bank has a 12 month low of $30.10 and a 12 month high of $37.08. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24.

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National Bank (NYSE:NBHC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $45.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $47.87 million. National Bank had a return on equity of 6.39% and a net margin of 7.16%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.36 EPS. equities analysts expect that National Bank will post 1.88 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered National Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd. DA Davidson raised National Bank from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the company from $36.00 to $38.00 in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Hovde Group set a $35.00 price target on National Bank and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $37.00 price target on shares of National Bank in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $36.14.

In other National Bank news, CFO Brian F. Lilly sold 74,769 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.52, for a total value of $2,506,256.88. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 203,846 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,832,917.92. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Brian F. Lilly sold 154,358 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.67, for a total value of $5,197,233.86. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 203,846 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,863,494.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 257,968 shares of company stock valued at $8,664,085 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 6.40% of the company’s stock.

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National Bank Company Profile

National Bank Holdings Corporation operates as the bank holding company for NBH Bank, N.A. that provides various banking products and financial services to commercial, business, and consumer clients in the United States. The company offers deposit products, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and other deposit accounts, including fixed-rate and fixed maturity time deposits.

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