Headlines about Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Guaranty Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7681771947626 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) traded down $0.15 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $28.50. 38,997 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 97,451. The company has a market capitalization of $833.37, a PE ratio of 19.66, a PEG ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a current ratio of 0.92.

Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by ($0.01). Guaranty Bancorp had a net margin of 24.17% and a return on equity of 11.20%. The business had revenue of $37.46 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.81 million. analysts expect that Guaranty Bancorp will post 1.46 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on GBNK shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Guaranty Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Piper Jaffray Companies cut shares of Guaranty Bancorp from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $28.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Guaranty Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods cut shares of Guaranty Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $26.00 to $27.00 in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Guaranty Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Guaranty Bancorp presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $29.90.

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In other Guaranty Bancorp news, Director W Kirk Wycoff sold 50,000 shares of Guaranty Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.15, for a total value of $1,457,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Stephen D. Joyce bought 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $25.79 per share, with a total value of $51,580.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 62,739 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,618,038.81. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold 250,000 shares of company stock valued at $7,245,102 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 8.40% of the company’s stock.

Guaranty Bancorp Company Profile

Guaranty Bancorp is a bank holding company. The Company’s bank subsidiary is Guaranty Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 32 branches and two investment management firms, Private Capital Management LLC (PCM) and Cherry Hills Investment Advisors Inc (CHIA), in Colorado through the Bank.

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