Media coverage about StoneCastle Financial (NASDAQ:BANX) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. StoneCastle Financial earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 45.1507800001864 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several equities analysts recently commented on BANX shares. Oppenheimer set a $22.00 price objective on shares of StoneCastle Financial and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of StoneCastle Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. National Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of StoneCastle Financial in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of StoneCastle Financial in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, JMP Securities raised shares of StoneCastle Financial from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $23.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, August 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $22.75.

StoneCastle Financial (NASDAQ BANX) opened at $20.54 on Friday. StoneCastle Financial has a 52 week low of $18.22 and a 52 week high of $20.95. The firm has a market capitalization of $132.61, a P/E ratio of 12.91 and a beta of 0.20.

StoneCastle Financial (NASDAQ:BANX) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The investment management company reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40. The firm had revenue of $4.36 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.40 million. research analysts predict that StoneCastle Financial will post 1.57 EPS for the current year.

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StoneCastle Financial Company Profile

StoneCastle Financial Corp. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company’s primary investment objective is to provide stockholders with current income, and to a lesser extent capital appreciation. The Company generally invests in the senior debt, subordinated debt, preferred shares and common stock of community banks.

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