Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Bank Mutual (BKMU) Stock Price
News articles about Bank Mutual (NASDAQ:BKMU) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank Mutual earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.358292451939 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Several analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Bank Mutual from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 price target on shares of Bank Mutual in a research note on Thursday, October 19th.
Shares of Bank Mutual (NASDAQ:BKMU) opened at $10.55 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $485.40, a PE ratio of 29.31, a PEG ratio of 5.75 and a beta of 0.55. Bank Mutual has a 52 week low of $8.60 and a 52 week high of $11.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.40, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 1.05.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 27th. Investors of record on Friday, November 17th were paid a dividend of $0.055 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 16th. This represents a $0.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.09%. Bank Mutual’s payout ratio is 64.71%.
In related news, insider Michael W. Dosland sold 32,493 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.53, for a total transaction of $342,151.29. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 36,907 shares in the company, valued at approximately $388,630.71. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Christopher L. Mayne sold 16,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.79, for a total value of $178,035.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 74,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $803,855. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 66,893 shares of company stock valued at $709,926. 10.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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About Bank Mutual
Bank Mutual Corporation is a savings and loan holding company. The Company owns Bank Mutual (the Bank), a federally-chartered savings bank. The Bank is engaged in the business of community banking, which includes attracting deposits from and making loans to the general public and private businesses, as well as governmental and non-profit entities.
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