Media headlines about Merchants Bancorp (NASDAQ:MBIN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Merchants Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.3115050363215 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Merchants Bancorp (NASDAQ MBIN) opened at $19.76 on Wednesday. Merchants Bancorp has a 52-week low of $16.27 and a 52-week high of $21.97. The company has a market capitalization of $566.82 and a PE ratio of 13.63. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.66.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were given a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. Merchants Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 13.79%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on MBIN. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Merchants Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday. Sandler O’Neill assumed coverage on Merchants Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $21.00 price target on the stock. Raymond James Financial assumed coverage on Merchants Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Stephens assumed coverage on Merchants Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $21.00 price target on the stock.

In related news, CFO John F. Macke purchased 15,625 shares of Merchants Bancorp stock in a transaction on Friday, October 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $16.00 per share, for a total transaction of $250,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders acquired a total of 18,687 shares of company stock worth $298,992 in the last quarter.

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About Merchants Bancorp

Merchants Bancorp is a diversified bank holding bank. The Bank operate multiple lines of business with a focus on FHA multi-family housing and healthcare facility financing and servicing, mortgage warehouse financing, retail and correspondent residential mortgage banking, agricultural lending and traditional community banking.

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