News stories about First Business Financial Services (NASDAQ:FBIZ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Business Financial Services earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0925481416032 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of First Business Financial Services from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of First Business Financial Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 price objective on shares of First Business Financial Services in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of First Business Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st.

Shares of First Business Financial Services (NASDAQ:FBIZ) traded up $0.30 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $23.00. 26,600 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 20,095. First Business Financial Services has a twelve month low of $20.57 and a twelve month high of $28.43. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07. The firm has a market capitalization of $198.85, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.96.

First Business Financial Services (NASDAQ:FBIZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.44 by ($0.14). First Business Financial Services had a return on equity of 7.20% and a net margin of 12.63%. The firm had revenue of $19.22 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $20.00 million. equities analysts forecast that First Business Financial Services will post 1.3 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider Charles H. Batson sold 2,300 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.10, for a total transaction of $48,530.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 27,527 shares in the company, valued at $580,819.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director John J. Harris purchased 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.52 per share, for a total transaction of $45,040.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $225,200. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 6.60% of the company’s stock.

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First Business Financial Services Company Profile

First Business Financial Services, Inc (FBFS) is a bank holding company. The Company engages in the commercial banking business through its bank subsidiaries, which include First Business Bank (FBB), First Business Bank-Milwaukee (FBB-Milwaukee) and Alterra Bank (Alterra) (FBB and FBB-Milwaukee and, together with FBB, the Banks).

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