News articles about Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dime Community Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.6508403898172 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Dime Community Bancshares (DCOM) opened at $21.50 on Monday. Dime Community Bancshares has a one year low of $18.35 and a one year high of $22.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.27, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a current ratio of 1.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $804.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.50 and a beta of 0.82.

Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The savings and loans company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. Dime Community Bancshares had a return on equity of 8.28% and a net margin of 16.99%. The firm had revenue of $42.74 million for the quarter. analysts predict that Dime Community Bancshares will post 1.29 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently commented on DCOM shares. BidaskClub lowered Dime Community Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 9th. Barclays boosted their target price on Dime Community Bancshares from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded Dime Community Bancshares from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 target price on shares of Dime Community Bancshares in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Dime Community Bancshares has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.50.

In related news, insider Timothy B. King sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.50, for a total transaction of $112,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 7.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Dime Community Bancshares

Dime Community Bancshares, Inc operates as a holding company for Dime Community Bank (the Bank), a chartered savings bank. The Company is a unitary savings and loan holding company. The Company operates through Community Banking segment. The Bank’s principal business is gathering retail deposits, and lending them primarily in multifamily residential, commercial real estate and mixed use loans, as well as investing in mortgage-backed securities (MBS), obligations of the United States Government and Government Sponsored Entities (GSEs), and corporate debt and equity securities.

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