Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Beneficial Bancorp (BNCL) Stock Price
News headlines about Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beneficial Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.46 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 43.1954821088153 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Separately, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 target price on shares of Beneficial Bancorp in a research report on Friday, October 20th.
Shares of Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) opened at $16.20 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. Beneficial Bancorp has a twelve month low of $14.30 and a twelve month high of $19.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,245.33, a PE ratio of 34.89 and a beta of 0.54.
In related news, CFO Thomas David Cestare sold 25,000 shares of Beneficial Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.00, for a total value of $425,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Thomas J. Lewis sold 14,107 shares of Beneficial Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.00, for a total value of $225,712.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 69,784 shares in the company, valued at $1,116,544. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 73,881 shares of company stock worth $1,247,479. 5.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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About Beneficial Bancorp
Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Inc is a savings and loan holding company. The Company’s business activities are the ownership of Beneficial Bank (the Bank). The Bank has also operated under the name Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank. The Bank is a Pennsylvania chartered savings bank. It attracts deposits from the general public and uses those funds to originate a variety of loans, including commercial real estate loans, consumer loans, home equity loans, one- to four-family real estate loans, commercial business loans and construction loans.
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