News headlines about UMB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:UMBF) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. UMB Financial Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.6065761771984 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

UMB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ UMBF) traded up $0.80 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $72.36. 203,000 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 209,340. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a current ratio of 0.66. UMB Financial Corporation has a 1 year low of $62.27 and a 1 year high of $81.55. The company has a market capitalization of $3,630.00, a PE ratio of 19.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.34 and a beta of 0.83.

UMB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:UMBF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.93 by $0.05. UMB Financial Corporation had a net margin of 17.05% and a return on equity of 9.03%. The firm had revenue of $245.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $257.76 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.87 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that UMB Financial Corporation will post 3.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be given a dividend of $0.275 per share. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.52%. This is a boost from UMB Financial Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 7th. UMB Financial Corporation’s payout ratio is 28.41%.

Several research firms recently weighed in on UMBF. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of UMB Financial Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $74.00 target price on shares of UMB Financial Corporation in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised shares of UMB Financial Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. UBS AG raised shares of UMB Financial Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of UMB Financial Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. UMB Financial Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $77.20.

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In related news, Director Timothy R. Murphy acquired 1,500 shares of UMB Financial Corporation stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $67.50 per share, with a total value of $101,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,049 shares in the company, valued at approximately $273,307.50. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Insiders own 10.09% of the company’s stock.

UMB Financial Corporation Company Profile

UMB Financial Corporation is a diversified financial holding company. The Company supplies banking services, institutional investment management, asset servicing and payment solutions to its customers in the United States and around the globe. The Company’s segments include Bank, which provides a range of banking services to commercial, retail, government and correspondent bank customers through the Company’s branches, call center, Internet banking and automated teller machine network; Institutional Investment Management, which provides equity and fixed income investment strategies in the intermediary and institutional markets, and Asset Servicing, which provides services to the asset management industry, supporting a range of investment products, including mutual funds, alternative investments and managed accounts.

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