Brean Capital reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Community Bankers Trust (NASDAQ:ESXB) in a report published on Monday morning.

A number of other research firms have also issued reports on ESXB. Stephens lowered Community Bankers Trust from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. FIG Partners reaffirmed a market-perform rating on shares of Community Bankers Trust in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill set a $9.00 target price on Community Bankers Trust and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $9.33.

Shares of Community Bankers Trust (NASDAQ ESXB) opened at $8.25 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $181.90, a P/E ratio of 25.78 and a beta of 0.23. Community Bankers Trust has a fifty-two week low of $6.95 and a fifty-two week high of $9.35.

Community Bankers Trust (NASDAQ:ESXB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $12.44 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $12.30 million. Community Bankers Trust had a negative return on equity of 2.07% and a negative net margin of 5.14%.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Maltese Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Community Bankers Trust by 0.7% in the 3rd quarter. Maltese Capital Management LLC now owns 998,582 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $9,187,000 after buying an additional 6,700 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in Community Bankers Trust by 16.6% in the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 71,059 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $654,000 after buying an additional 10,103 shares in the last quarter. Belpointe Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Community Bankers Trust in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $114,000. Voya Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Community Bankers Trust in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $111,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in Community Bankers Trust by 29.0% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 67,134 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $554,000 after buying an additional 15,072 shares in the last quarter.

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Community Bankers Trust 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.

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