News coverage about Investors Bancorp (NASDAQ:ISBC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Investors Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.2487342622604 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Investors Bancorp (NASDAQ:ISBC) opened at $13.70 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.42, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a current ratio of 1.20. The stock has a market cap of $4,206.60, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 0.68. Investors Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $12.48 and a fifty-two week high of $15.11.

Investors Bancorp (NASDAQ:ISBC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $179.31 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $178.16 million. Investors Bancorp had a net margin of 20.55% and a return on equity of 5.84%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.15 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Investors Bancorp will post 0.59 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms recently issued reports on ISBC. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Investors Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday. Barclays lifted their price target on shares of Investors Bancorp from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $15.50 price target on shares of Investors Bancorp in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Investors Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill downgraded shares of Investors Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Thursday, November 30th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.50.

In other Investors Bancorp news, Director Robert C. Albanese sold 5,000 shares of Investors Bancorp stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.94, for a total transaction of $69,700.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 2.96% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Investors Bancorp Company Profile

Investors Bancorp, Inc is a holding company for Investors Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a chartered savings bank. The Company is in the business of attracting deposits from the public through its branch network and borrowing funds in the wholesale markets to originate loans and to invest in securities.

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