Headlines about Community Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:CTBI) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Community Trust Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 43.9747530347876 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub cut Community Trust Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut Community Trust Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 12th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Community Trust Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 11th.

CTBI stock traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $49.20. 26,327 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 21,471. The stock has a market cap of $872.27 million, a PE ratio of 17.57 and a beta of 0.56. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. Community Trust Bancorp has a 12 month low of $40.33 and a 12 month high of $53.00.

Community Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:CTBI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $48.89 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $48.16 million. Community Trust Bancorp had a return on equity of 10.65% and a net margin of 26.11%. analysts forecast that Community Trust Bancorp will post 3.4 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 1st. Shareholders of record on Saturday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.36 per share. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 13th. This is a boost from Community Trust Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. Community Trust Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is 47.14%.

In other Community Trust Bancorp news, Director Charles J. Baird sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.71, for a total transaction of $198,840.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 7,700 shares in the company, valued at approximately $382,767. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Charles J. Baird sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.47, for a total value of $100,940.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 7,700 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $388,619. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 6,859 shares of company stock valued at $342,556. Corporate insiders own 4.80% of the company’s stock.

About Community Trust Bancorp

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Community Trust Bank, Inc that provides commercial and personal banking services to small and mid-sized communities. The company accepts time and demand deposits, Keogh plans, and savings certificates, as well as checking and savings, individual retirement, NOW, and money market accounts.

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