News coverage about Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dime Community Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.6407830112982 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of equities analysts recently commented on DCOM shares. Barclays PLC reiterated an “underweight” rating and set a $20.00 price target (up previously from $19.00) on shares of Dime Community Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Dime Community Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Dime Community Bancshares in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub cut Dime Community Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.17.

Shares of Dime Community Bancshares (DCOM) opened at 22.15 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $829.43 million, a PE ratio of 24.23 and a beta of 0.82. Dime Community Bancshares has a one year low of $16.10 and a one year high of $22.48. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $20.00 and its 200-day moving average price is $19.94.

Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The savings and loans company reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.01. Dime Community Bancshares had a net margin of 16.23% and a return on equity of 8.04%. The firm had revenue of $39.80 million during the quarter. On average, analysts expect that Dime Community Bancshares will post $1.27 EPS for the current year.

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About Dime Community Bancshares

Dime Community Bancshares, Inc operates as a holding company for Dime Community Bank (the Bank), a chartered savings bank. The Company is a unitary savings and loan holding company. The Company operates through Community Banking segment. The Bank’s principal business is gathering retail deposits, and lending them primarily in multifamily residential, commercial real estate and mixed use loans, as well as investing in mortgage-backed securities (MBS), obligations of the United States Government and Government Sponsored Entities (GSEs), and corporate debt and equity securities.

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