Headlines about Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Guaranty Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8219532533151 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

GBNK has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Guaranty Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Guaranty Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $29.00 price target on shares of Guaranty Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.90.

Shares of Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) opened at $29.00 on Friday. Guaranty Bancorp has a 52 week low of $22.00 and a 52 week high of $30.42. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50. The firm has a market cap of $850.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 0.93.

Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.37 by ($0.01). Guaranty Bancorp had a net margin of 24.17% and a return on equity of 11.20%. The company had revenue of $37.46 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.81 million. equities research analysts predict that Guaranty Bancorp will post 1.46 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 17th were paid a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 16th. Guaranty Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 37.59%.

In other news, EVP Keith Dickelman sold 5,000 shares of Guaranty Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.02, for a total transaction of $145,100.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director W Kirk Wycoff sold 50,000 shares of Guaranty Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.15, for a total transaction of $1,457,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 255,000 shares of company stock valued at $7,390,202 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 8.40% of the company’s stock.

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Guaranty Bancorp Company Profile

Guaranty Bancorp is a bank holding company. The Company’s bank subsidiary is Guaranty Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 32 branches and two investment management firms, Private Capital Management LLC (PCM) and Cherry Hills Investment Advisors Inc (CHIA), in Colorado through the Bank.

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