News coverage about LegacyTexas Financial Group (NASDAQ:LTXB) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LegacyTexas Financial Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5412043112827 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

LTXB has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Stephens restated a “hold” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on shares of LegacyTexas Financial Group in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded LegacyTexas Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of LegacyTexas Financial Group in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. DA Davidson upped their price objective on LegacyTexas Financial Group to $53.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded LegacyTexas Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $47.79.

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LegacyTexas Financial Group (LTXB) opened at $44.34 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $2,190.19, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.46, a P/E/G ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.23, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 1.16. LegacyTexas Financial Group has a 52 week low of $31.50 and a 52 week high of $46.45.

LegacyTexas Financial Group (NASDAQ:LTXB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 23rd. The financial services provider reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $87.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $91.99 million. LegacyTexas Financial Group had a return on equity of 10.94% and a net margin of 21.80%. LegacyTexas Financial Group’s quarterly revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.55 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that LegacyTexas Financial Group will post 3.15 earnings per share for the current year.

In other LegacyTexas Financial Group news, EVP Charles D. Eikenberg sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.18, for a total transaction of $220,900.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, COO Scott A. Almy sold 1,558 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.16, for a total value of $65,685.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 26,558 shares of company stock valued at $1,166,185 in the last quarter. 3.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About LegacyTexas Financial Group

LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc is a bank holding company. LegacyTexas Bank (the Bank) is the Company’s principal operating subsidiary, which is a commercial bank that is focused on meeting the needs of businesses and consumers in the North Texas area. Its principal business consists of attracting retail deposits from general public and business community and investing those funds, along with borrowed funds, in commercial real estate loans, secured and unsecured commercial and industrial loans, as well as permanent loans secured by first and second mortgages on one- to four-family residences and consumer loans.

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