Equity Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQBK) – Equities researchers at FBR & Co issued their FY2016 earnings per share estimates for shares of Equity Bancshares in a research report issued on Monday. FBR & Co analyst S. Moss forecasts that the firm will earn $0.95 per share for the year. FBR & Co currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. FBR & Co also issued estimates for Equity Bancshares’ Q4 2016 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, Q1 2017 earnings at $0.33 EPS, Q2 2017 earnings at $0.53 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $0.55 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $0.57 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $1.98 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.55 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.59 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.62 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.64 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $2.40 EPS.

Separately, Stephens cut shares of Equity Bancshares from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 21st.

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Equity Bancshares (NASDAQ:EQBK) opened at 33.04 on Thursday. Equity Bancshares has a 52 week low of $19.81 and a 52 week high of $38.03. The company’s 50-day moving average is $33.44 and its 200-day moving average is $26.65. The company has a market cap of $271.56 million, a P/E ratio of 23.43 and a beta of 1.26.

Equity Bancshares (NASDAQ:EQBK) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 20th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.06. Equity Bancshares had a return on equity of 7.36% and a net margin of 16.70%.

In other news, Director Michael R. Downing sold 8,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.82, for a total value of $238,560.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 29.53% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Equity Bancshares

Equity Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal activity is the ownership and management of its subsidiary, Equity Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of financial services primarily to businesses and business owners, as well as individuals through its network of over 30 branches located in Kansas and Missouri.

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