News stories about Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Territorial Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5301151072647 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

TBNK has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Territorial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Saturday, January 13th. Sandler O’Neill reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective on shares of Territorial Bancorp in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective on shares of Territorial Bancorp in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Territorial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.00.

Shares of Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ TBNK) opened at $30.62 on Friday. Territorial Bancorp has a 52 week low of $28.12 and a 52 week high of $33.97. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. The firm has a market capitalization of $300.23 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.38.

Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.01). Territorial Bancorp had a net margin of 20.73% and a return on equity of 7.24%. The business had revenue of $15.76 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.90 million. equities research analysts predict that Territorial Bancorp will post 2.2 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 8th will be paid a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 7th. Territorial Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 50.63%.

In other Territorial Bancorp news, General Counsel Vernon Hirata sold 6,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.54, for a total value of $204,618.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 13.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Territorial Bancorp

Territorial Bancorp Inc is the holding company for Territorial Savings Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses through its banking offices located throughout the State of Hawaii. Its business consists primarily of accepting deposits from the general public and investing those deposits together with funds generated from operations and borrowings in one- to four-family residential mortgage loans and investment securities.

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