News headlines about Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Boston Private Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.271058243263 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

BPFH has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Boston Private Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Boston Private Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $16.50 target price on shares of Boston Private Financial in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. ValuEngine raised shares of Boston Private Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill set a $17.00 price target on shares of Boston Private Financial and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.50.

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Boston Private Financial stock opened at $15.70 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $1,301.73, a P/E ratio of 36.51 and a beta of 1.03. Boston Private Financial has a one year low of $13.95 and a one year high of $17.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a current ratio of 1.00.

Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 17th. The bank reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $96.45 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $100.07 million. Boston Private Financial had a return on equity of 9.95% and a net margin of 9.58%. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.24 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Boston Private Financial will post 0.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Boston Private Financial news, EVP W. Timothy Macdonald purchased 6,943 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 21st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $15.14 per share, with a total value of $105,117.02. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director John Morton III sold 35,057 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.46, for a total transaction of $541,981.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 42,512 shares in the company, valued at approximately $657,235.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have acquired 33,255 shares of company stock worth $507,486 over the last three months. Insiders own 2.07% of the company’s stock.

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About Boston Private Financial

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc is the bank holding company of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company. The Company offers private banking and wealth management services to high net worth individuals, families, businesses and select institutions. Its segments include Private Banking, Wealth Management and Trust, Investment Management and Wealth Advisory.

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