News headlines about 1st Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ:FCCY) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. 1st Constitution Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.356953145277 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of brokerages recently commented on FCCY. ValuEngine upgraded shares of 1st Constitution Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of 1st Constitution Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th.

Shares of FCCY stock traded down $0.10 during trading on Friday, reaching $21.80. 3,856 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 11,243. The stock has a market capitalization of $183.51 million, a P/E ratio of 20.57, a PEG ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.37. The company has a current ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.14. 1st Constitution Bancorp has a 1 year low of $16.15 and a 1 year high of $27.00.

1st Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ:FCCY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $13.06 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $13.22 million. 1st Constitution Bancorp had a net margin of 14.43% and a return on equity of 9.71%. equities analysts predict that 1st Constitution Bancorp will post 1.46 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, August 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 9th. 1st Constitution Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 22.64%.

In other news, Director James G. Aaron bought 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, July 27th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $22.22 per share, for a total transaction of $111,100.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 9,525 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $211,645.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Charles S. Crow III bought 2,508 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $21.28 per share, for a total transaction of $53,370.24. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased a total of 8,008 shares of company stock worth $175,010 over the last 90 days. 14.61% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About 1st Constitution Bancorp

1st Constitution Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for 1st Constitution Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services in the central and northeastern New Jersey areas. The company offers deposit products, including interest bearing demand deposits, such as interest-bearing checking accounts, money market accounts, and NOW accounts; and non-interest bearing demand, savings, and time deposits, as well as certificates of deposit.

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