News stories about Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.6381957157028 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Peoples Bancorp (PEBO) traded up $0.14 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $34.13. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 39,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 28,115. The company has a market capitalization of $623.93, a P/E ratio of 16.90, a P/E/G ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 0.82. Peoples Bancorp has a 1-year low of $29.55 and a 1-year high of $35.43.

Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $41.83 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $41.96 million. Peoples Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.99% and a net margin of 21.10%. research analysts predict that Peoples Bancorp will post 2.1 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms recently commented on PEBO. BidaskClub raised Peoples Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised Peoples Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Peoples Bancorp currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.67.

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Peoples Bancorp Company Profile

Peoples Bancorp Inc is a financial holding company. The Company operates principally through its subsidiary, Peoples Bank. Peoples Bank’s operating subsidiaries include Peoples Insurance Agency, LLC (Peoples Insurance) and two asset management companies, PBNA, LLC and Peoples Tax Credit Equity, LLC. Peoples Investment Company has one subsidiary, Peoples Capital Corporation.

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