Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Equity BancShares (EQBK) Stock Price
Media headlines about Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Equity BancShares earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.3748836797487 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 target price on shares of Equity BancShares in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. BidaskClub cut shares of Equity BancShares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Equity BancShares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.67.
Equity BancShares (EQBK) opened at $34.04 on Friday. Equity BancShares has a fifty-two week low of $29.13 and a fifty-two week high of $38.03. The company has a market cap of $416.57, a PE ratio of 18.92 and a beta of 1.02. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70.
In other Equity BancShares news, Director Michael R. Downing sold 10,023 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total value of $350,805.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 14.90% of the company’s stock.
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Equity BancShares Company Profile
Equity Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal activity is the ownership and management of its subsidiary, Equity Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of financial services primarily to businesses and business owners, as well as individuals through its network of over 30 branches located in Kansas and Missouri.
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