Media headlines about Enterprise Financial Services Corporation (NASDAQ:EFSC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern 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. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 46.1548980319601 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation (NASDAQ EFSC) opened at 38.15 on Thursday. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation has a one year low of $30.12 and a one year high of $46.25. The stock has a market cap of $895.08 million, a P/E ratio of 16.60 and a beta of 0.85. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $39.51 and a 200 day moving average of $41.55.

Enterprise Financial Services Corporation (NASDAQ:EFSC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 24th. The bank reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.62 by $0.06. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation had a net margin of 24.54% and a return on equity of 11.18%. The firm had revenue of $53.57 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $51.91 million. Equities analysts expect that Enterprise Financial Services Corporation will post $2.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 18.97%.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on EFSC shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation in a report on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation in a report on Friday, July 14th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $43.00.

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In related news, Director Michael Holmes bought 2,556 shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $38.74 per share, with a total value of $99,019.44. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 2,716 shares in the company, valued at approximately $105,217.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.

Enterprise Financial Services Corporation Company Profile

Enterprise Financial Services Corp is a financial holding company for a full service banking subsidiary, Enterprise Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Bank offers banking and wealth management services to individuals and business customers primarily located in the St. Louis, Kansas City and Phoenix metropolitan markets.

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