Equity BancShares Inc (NASDAQ:EQBK) EVP Julie A. Huber sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.57, for a total transaction of $124,710.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

NASDAQ:EQBK opened at $41.99 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $670.79 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.21 and a beta of 0.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.92. Equity BancShares Inc has a 52 week low of $32.92 and a 52 week high of $44.30.

Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 20th. The bank reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by ($0.23). The business had revenue of $35.51 million during the quarter. Equity BancShares had a return on equity of 9.04% and a net margin of 17.33%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Equity BancShares Inc will post 2.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have commented on EQBK shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Equity BancShares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 14th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Equity BancShares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, April 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Equity BancShares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $45.00.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of EQBK. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Equity BancShares during the fourth quarter worth $191,000. Voya Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Equity BancShares during the second quarter worth $206,000. Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Equity BancShares during the first quarter worth $230,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Equity BancShares during the second quarter worth $315,000. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new position in shares of Equity BancShares during the second quarter worth $338,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 67.25% of the company’s stock.

About Equity BancShares

Equity Bancshares, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Equity Bank that provides a range of financial services primarily to businesses, business owners, and individuals. The company accepts various deposit products, including demand, savings, money market, and time deposits. Its loan products include commercial and industrial, commercial real estate-backed, commercial lines of credit, working capital, term, equipment financing, acquisition, expansion and development, borrowing base, real estate construction loans, homebuilder, agricultural, government guaranteed, and other loans, as well as letters of credit to national and regional companies, restaurant franchisees, hoteliers, real estate developers, manufacturing and industrial companies, agribusiness companies, and other businesses.

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