Media stories about Xenith Bankshares (NASDAQ:XBKS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Xenith Bankshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0168007158895 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

XBKS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded Xenith Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. ValuEngine downgraded Xenith Bankshares from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.00.

Shares of Xenith Bankshares (NASDAQ:XBKS) traded up $0.13 during trading on Friday, hitting $31.37. The stock had a trading volume of 7,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 44,296. Xenith Bankshares has a 1-year low of $22.61 and a 1-year high of $33.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $725.26, a P/E ratio of 27.89 and a beta of 0.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 0.95.

Xenith Bankshares (NASDAQ:XBKS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The bank reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.05. Xenith Bankshares had a return on equity of 5.59% and a net margin of 18.26%. The business had revenue of $29.40 million during the quarter. analysts forecast that Xenith Bankshares will post 1.11 EPS for the current year.

In other news, VP William Callaghan sold 1,540 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.98, for a total transaction of $44,629.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 10,506 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $304,463.88. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 31.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Xenith Bankshares

Xenith Bankshares, Inc, formerly Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc, is a bank holding company for Xenith Bank. Xenith Bank is a commercial bank specifically targeting the banking needs of middle market and small businesses, local real estate developers and investors, and retail banking clients. Xenith Bank’s regional area of operations spans from Baltimore, Maryland, to Raleigh and eastern North Carolina, complementing its presence in greater Washington, DC, greater Richmond, Virginia, and greater Hampton Roads, Virginia.

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