News coverage about Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.1700679798169 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (SBCF) traded down $0.69 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $24.31. 341,627 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 151,929. Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida has a 12 month low of $16.82 and a 12 month high of $25.88. The company has a current ratio of 0.83, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. The stock has a market cap of $1,057.78, a P/E ratio of 20.26 and a beta of 0.77.

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.01. Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida had a net margin of 18.48% and a return on equity of 9.78%. The firm had revenue of $57.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $57.55 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.28 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 20.9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida will post 1.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

SBCF has been the subject of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.67.

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In other Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida news, Director Roger Goldman sold 2,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.11, for a total value of $53,042.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 20,072 shares in the company, valued at approximately $483,935.92. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 2.80% of the company’s stock.

About Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal subsidiary is Seacoast National Bank, a national banking association (the Bank). The Company and its subsidiaries offer an array of deposit accounts and retail banking services, engage in consumer and commercial lending and provide a range of trust and asset management services, as well as securities and annuity products to its customers.

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