Headlines about Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Community Bankers Trust Corp. earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7493790420296 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $8.20. The stock had a trading volume of 15,609 shares, compared to its average volume of 36,328. Community Bankers Trust Corp. has a 1 year low of $5.92 and a 1 year high of $9.35.

Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.01). Community Bankers Trust Corp. had a return on equity of 7.87% and a net margin of 19.82%. The company had revenue of $12.19 million during the quarter.

Several brokerages have issued reports on ESXB. Brean Capital set a $10.00 target price on Community Bankers Trust Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $9.00 price objective on shares of Community Bankers Trust Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Stephens downgraded Community Bankers Trust Corp. from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Sandler O’Neill began coverage on Community Bankers Trust Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $9.00 price objective on the stock.

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In other Community Bankers Trust Corp. news, insider Rex L. Smith III bought 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were bought at an average price of $8.80 per share, with a total value of $88,000.00. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 47,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $415,800. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders have purchased a total of 15,495 shares of company stock worth $134,146 in the last three months.

Community Bankers Trust Corp. Company Profile

Community Bankers Trust Corporation is the holding company for Essex Bank (the Bank). The Bank is engaged in a general commercial banking business and provides a range of financial services to individuals and small businesses, including individual and commercial demand and time deposit accounts, commercial and industrial loans, consumer and small business loans, real estate and mortgage loans, investment services and safe deposit box facilities.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB)

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