Media stories about Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Cullen/Frost Bankers earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.5778709560154 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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Cullen/Frost Bankers stock traded down $2.84 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $105.63. 497,713 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 425,478. Cullen/Frost Bankers has a 1-year low of $81.09 and a 1-year high of $111.10. The company has a quick ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07. The firm has a market cap of $6,908.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.17, a PEG ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 1.33.

Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The bank reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.39 by $0.08. Cullen/Frost Bankers had a net margin of 29.62% and a return on equity of 11.78%. The business had revenue of $358.69 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $351.34 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.28 EPS. Cullen/Frost Bankers’s revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Cullen/Frost Bankers will post 6.3 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th were paid a $0.57 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $2.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.16%. Cullen/Frost Bankers’s payout ratio is presently 41.38%.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on CFR shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Cullen/Frost Bankers from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price target (up previously from $110.00) on shares of Cullen/Frost Bankers in a report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Cullen/Frost Bankers from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Stephens set a $110.00 price target on shares of Cullen/Frost Bankers and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Barclays raised their price target on shares of Cullen/Frost Bankers from $106.00 to $110.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Cullen/Frost Bankers presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $104.19.

In other Cullen/Frost Bankers news, insider Gary C. Mcknight sold 24,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $106.32, for a total value of $2,551,680.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 12,844 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,365,574.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP William L. Perotti sold 13,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.57, for a total transaction of $1,372,410.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 92,382 shares in the company, valued at $9,752,767.74. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 55,860 shares of company stock worth $5,935,474 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 5.15% of the company’s stock.

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Cullen/Frost Bankers Company Profile

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc is a financial holding company and a bank holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of products and services throughout Texas markets. The Company’s segments include Banking, Frost Wealth Advisors and Non-Banks. The Banking segment includes both commercial and consumer banking services, and Frost Insurance Agency.

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