Media stories about MidWestOne Financial Group (NASDAQ:MOFG) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MidWestOne Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.1738707291234 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of research firms have commented on MOFG. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of MidWestOne Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of MidWestOne Financial Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd.

Shares of MidWestOne Financial Group (NASDAQ MOFG) opened at $34.49 on Tuesday. MidWestOne Financial Group has a twelve month low of $30.56 and a twelve month high of $38.86. The company has a market cap of $431.33, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 1.24. The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st were paid a $0.17 dividend. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. MidWestOne Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 33.50%.

In other MidWestOne Financial Group news, Director Kurt R. Weise sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.21, for a total value of $35,210.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,275 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $80,102.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 25.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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MidWestOne Financial Group Company Profile

MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc is a bank holding and financial holding company. The Company operates through its bank subsidiaries, MidWestOne Bank, Central Bank and MidWestOne Insurance Services, Inc that operates through three agencies located in central and east-central Iowa. As of December 31, 2016, the Bank operated a total of 43 banking offices in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Florida.

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